Millions of girls born around the world face life-threatening disadvantages including malnutrition, lack of education, violence, and sexual abuse because they were born girls. Plan, a group that works to achieve lasting improvements in the quality of life of deprived children in developing countries has launched the “Because I’m A Girl” campaign to fight gender inequality, promote girls’ rights and lift millions of girls out of poverty.
“Across the world, girls face the double discrimination of their gender and age, leaving them suffering at the bottom of the social ladder. Girls are denied access to health services and education, and also face extremely high levels of violence, abuse, and harassment.”
Here are some eye-opening statistics:
Please watch the Because I’m A Girl video and sign the petition asking President Obama to support three simple actions that will change the lives of girls around the world:
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