Think of this as your resource centre for all things girls. Get the facts, stats and background information on a range of issues that affect girls and women, both in Canada and overseas.
Global Gender Gap report
Gender equality still has a way to go across the globe. Find out how Canada compares to the rest of the world in the Global Gender Gap report. Learn more
Why girls’ education matters
Find out how education can lift girls – and everyone around them – out of poverty.. Learn more
Real choices, real lives
In 2007, Plan began a research study called “Real Choices, Real Lives” to follow the lives of 142 girls from around the world. To meet some of the girls in the study, and find out what their lives are like right now, click through to explore our interactive map! Learn more
Find out how much you know about the lives of girls around the world by taking the Girl Quiz. Then check out our fact sheet if you want to learn more!
Girls & Poverty
Learn about the poverty that girls and women face.
Learn about the child marriages that many are forced into.
Children in Conflict with the Law
Read about children in conflict with the law and how children in many countries are housed in adult jails without their due rights and with no access to education.
Read about the State of the World's Girls – Plan's annual Girl Reports.
Get information on the annual Because I am a Girl Roundtable discussion held in Ottawa, Canada.
Girls and water
What do you know about water, and why it is important for girls' rights?
Take our quiz
Join the community and put yourself on the map, talk to other Because I Am a Girl supporters, and share your own stories to inspire women around the world.
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