Because I am a Girl
01/21/2017 at 17:19. Facebook
Each of these girls prove that when a girl or woman is empowered, #SheWill achieve incredible things. [ Bit.ly Link ]

Girls Who Made Their Mark in 2016

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Because I am a Girl
01/20/2017 at 19:21. Facebook
People everywhere are standing up to say that when a girl or a woman is empowered, #SheWill make a difference. #WePlan #BecauseIamaGirl
Because I am a Girl
01/19/2017 at 19:00. Facebook
Together, we will ensure that girls are not denied their RIGHT to equal opportunity. #SheWill achieve equality. #BecauseIamaGirl #GirlsRights #WePlan #GirlPower #WomensRights #Equality #Plan #PlanUSA
Because I am a Girl
01/18/2017 at 20:39. Facebook
“I learned that knowledge is power, and we can create change through this,” said Marcela. #SheWill #WePlan [ Ow.ly Link ]

From Child Participant to Plan Employee

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Because I am a Girl
01/17/2017 at 21:21. Facebook
These girls stood up and accomplished amazing things over the last year! #SheWill [ Bit.ly Link ]

Girls Who Made Their Mark in 2016

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Because I am a Girl
01/16/2017 at 01:00. Facebook
When a girl is empowered, there is no limit to what #SheWill achieve. [ Ow.ly Link ]

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#SheWill Learn, Lead, Decide, and Thrive

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Strides were made in #GirlsRights and #GenderEquality over the last year. [ Ow.ly Link ] We have a lot of work ahead, but here are some reasons to be hopeful.

Reasons to be Hopeful About 2017

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Loveth and other girls affected by the violence of Boko Haram are being supported by #PlanInternational, which is running a program dedicated to child protection in emergencies, as well as sexual and gender-based violence. [ Bit.ly Link ] #WePlan

Kidnapped by Boko Haram

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"Traffickers and recruiters target vulnerable populations, including migrant workers, runaway and homeless youth, oppressed social or cultural groups, internally displaced persons or refugees affected by natural disaster or conflict, victims of physical and sexual abuse, and women and children living in poverty." #HumanTraffickingAwarenessDay [ Bit.ly Link ]

Creating a Culture of Trafficking Awareness

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Tomorrow is National Human Trafficking Awareness Day. Sadly, slavery and human trafficking are still not institutions of the past. [ Bit.ly Link ] #HumanTraffickingAwarenessDay

Ending Human Trafficking

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"We may encounter many defeats but we must not be defeated." -Maya Angelou #WePlan #SheWill #BecauseIamaGirl
Plan International has a new ambition for its work with all children, partners, and supporters during the next five years.

Together, Plan is taking action so that 100 million girls learn, lead, decide and thrive. #WePlan [ Bit.ly Link ]

100 Million Reasons to Act for Girls

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Lan faces immense pressure from her family to be more “like a girl.” She is told that she needs long hair and should wear dresses. However, a new program in her community is helping her feel comfortable being herself. [ Bit.ly Link ]

What it Means to be a Girl: Changing the Stereotype

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#PlanInternational started working in Guangnan County, Yunnan province in #China in 2014. A mainly mountainous area, a large percent of the rural population live in dire poverty, relying on agriculture as their main source of income.

#Plan is working in the province to prevent girls being forced into marriage early by supporting girls' educational costs, providing vocational and life skills...
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Need inspiration for 2017?
Here's one person who paid it forward in 2016: [ Bit.ly Link ]

#WePlan #SheWill #BecauseIamaGirl

Paying it Forward: Giving a Young Girl a Chance

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Poverty, violence, and cultural traditions oppress millions of girls around the world, but some are finding hope through education.

For These Girls, Danger Is a Way of Life

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Before the year ends, you can still #GiveBack in a way that makes a real difference.

Check out the Plan International USA #GiftsofHope catalog. You'll find some great gifts that bring about lasting change for girls. #WePlan. [ Bit.ly Link ]

Give Differently: 2016 Holiday Catalog

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When Dorothy was a young girl, she looked up to older girls around her who were married. She thought marriage was something wonderful. However, her opinion changed rapidly after she was married when she was only 15.

“We had no food, and I would go for days without eating. My husband had several girlfriends and mistresses. He used to lock me inside and not let me out until the next day, so...
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One of the best ways to create a level playing field for girls in developing countries is to give them a chance to play on one. Give girls in our Champions of Change project an equal opportunity to learn and play by providing a soccer ball for their teams. #SheWill #WePlan #GiveDifferently [ Bit.ly Link ]

Soccer Ball

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When a disaster hits, #girls are often the most vulnerable.

In Haiti, Child Friendly Spaces are being established to service both boys & girls in the wake of #HurricaneMatthew.

The first space opened in Dame Marie in November, and around 200 people took part in the opening ceremony, including children, parents, local authorities and #PlanInternational office staff. The centers will provide...
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