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because I am a girl

A promise is a promise, even a blog promise. A few entries ago in January, I promised to share more of what I was doing in India with Plan Canada.  Well, part of the trip was visiting some of the projects that Plan supports, including schools (primary + elementary).  It was not only incredibly fun, but also rewarding and significant for me to take photos in contribution to their award-winning Because I am a Girl campaign.

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Because I am a Girl is Plan’s campaign to fight gender inequality, promote girls’ rights and lift millions of girls out of poverty.

Across the world, girls face double discrimination due to their gender and age, leaving them at the bottom of the social ladder.

Research has shown that girls are more likely to suffer from malnutrition; be forced into an early marriage; be subject to violence or intimidation; be trafficked, sold or coerced into the sex trade; or become infected with HIV.

Plan is producing one girl report each year in the run up to 2015, the target year for the Millennium Development Goals. Each report provides tangible proof of the inequalities that still exist between boys and girls.

Join our campaign and help us transform the lives of the world’s poorest girls.

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