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The Girl Issue

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How empowering a community means a brighter future for girls and women

See how Plan Canada’s Community Sponsorship is empowering the community of Volta, Ghana, and changing the lives of girls and women!

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#BringBackOurGirls, 1 year later: What’s changed?

On April 14, 2014, more than 200 schoolgirls were abducted in Nigeria, igniting the campaign to #BringBackOurGirls. As we mark the one-year anniversary of this attack, we look at what’s happened since.

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3 pressing health issues affecting girls in developing countries

With limited access to healthcare and information, see how menstruation, child marriage, and Ebola are becoming major girls’ health issues in developing countries.

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