The Girl Issue

The girl issue is real, and it’s affecting girls and women around the world – but what is it? Girls in the poorest regions of the world are among the most disadvantaged people on the planet. They are more likely to live in poverty, more likely to be denied access to education, and more likely to be malnourished, simply because they are young and female.

And yet, studies show that when you invest in girls, the whole world benefits. If a girl has enough to eat, a safe environment, and an education, she’ll work to raise the standard of living for herself, her family and her community. And in time, she can even strengthen the economy of her entire country.

Learn more about the unique barriers girls face around the world, but also about the incredible power they have to change the future for everyone.



You can make a difference here in Canada! Help Plan Canada’s Because I am a Girl initiative to support girls’ rights in the developing world and help break the cycle of poverty. Girls can change the world, but they can’t do it without your help!

Invest in girls and change the world