Because I am Girl is based on a nine-part series of reports
titled 'Because I am a Girl: The State of the World's Girls'. The reports, which
are published annually from 2007-2015, examine the rights and needs of girls and
young women in developing countries and explore how they are uniquely placed to
break the cycle of poverty.
In 2012, The Because I am A Girl campaign in Australia will focus on the issues of early and enforced marriage and a girl's right to an education. From August through to the end of October we will be launching a series of exciting and informative events, online activities and conversations around these issues ... all aimed at giving girls the right to a brighter future.
For example, research has shown that girls are more likely to suffer from malnutrition; be forced into an early marriage; be subjected to violence or intimidation; be trafficked, sold or coerced into the sex trade; or become infected with HIV.
This is not only unjust - it also deprives girls of the opportunity to develop to their full potential and contribute to society. Investing in girls and young women has a proven beneficial effect in alleviating poverty for everyone.Read some girl's stories
We work to empower children and communities to overcome poverty. We are dedicated to child rights and actively involve children, their families and communities in all of our work. We have no religious or political agenda and work at the grass roots to transform the world for children.Visit the Plan in Australia site