Reports

Because I am a Girl reports

The Because I am a Girl report, The State of the World’s Girls, is a nine-part series examining the development of girls around the world.

Each report is based on a different theme. The series will conclude its final research analysis in 2015 – the target year for achieving the United Nations Millennium Development Goals.

The cover of the ‘Hear our voices’ report
2014: Hear Our Voices: Do Adolescent Girls’ Issues Really Matter?

A new global report brings attention to the stark realities many girls around the world still face.

Front cover of the 2013 Girl report on girls living through emergencies
2013 : In Double Jeopardy: Adolescent Girls and Disasters

The 2013 report focuses on girls living through emergencies.



Front cover of the 2012 Girl report on girls education
2012: Learning for Life

The 2012 report focuses on girls' education, particularly the importance of keeping adolescent girls in school.

Front cover of the 2011 Girl Report on the important roles boys and men play in achieving girls rights.
2011: So, what about boys?

The 2011 report focuses on the important role men and boys play in achieving global gender equality and eliminating poverty.



Front cover of the 2010 Girl Report on opportunities and risks that girls face in digital and urban worlds.
2010: Digital and Urban Frontiers: Girls in a Changing Landscape

The 2010 report focuses on the opportunities and risks facing girls in both digital and urban worlds.

Front cover of the 2009 Girl Report on the impacts of a global economic crisis on young women and girls.
2009: Girls and the Global Economy: Adding it All Up

The 2009 report focuses on the impact of a global economic crisis on girls and young women. An update to this report was published in 2013.



Front cover of the 2008 Girl Report on the rights of women and girls in a post conflict area.
2008: In the Shadow of War: Girls in Conflict

The 2008 report examines the rights of women and girls in a post-conflict environment.

Front cover of the 2007 Girl Report that examines rights of girls throughout their life.
2007: State of the World's Girls

The first report examines the rights of girls throughout their childhood, adolescence and as young women.


Cohort research study

World Map with markers where Cohort Research Studies are being conducted

Real choices, Real lives

The report series includes the “Real choices, Real lives” cohort research study of 142 girls from birth until their 9th birthday. Every year, researchers visit the girls and their families to learn about their health, their education, and their daily experiences, and over time will build a picture of how their gender affects their lives. This compelling research and reporting will be used to advocate for changes to government policies that will benefit girls worldwide.


Other reports

Front cover of the 2012 report on gender-based violence at schools and suggestions to deal with these issues.
2012: A Girl’s Right to Learn Without Fear: Working to End Gender-Based Violence at School.

This report focuses on the prevalence of gender-based violence in and around schools, and offers constructive recommendations to combat this violence.

Front cover of the 2011 report on the best and worst places in the Commonwealth countries to be born a girl.
2011: Because You’re a Girl: Growing up in the Commonwealth

Plan research reveals the best and worst places in the Commonwealth countries to be born a girl.



Front cover of the 2010 report on the changes Plans projects and programs have made to girl's lives around the world.
2010: Because they are girls: Mapping Plan’s experience in improving the lives of girls

This report examines the difference Plan projects and programs have made to girls’ lives.