The girl issue is real, and it's affecting girls and women around the world – but what is it? This is your starting point for exploration. Learn not only about the plight that girls face, but also about the incredible power girls and women have to change the future for everyone. Girls and women are making real change around the world and here in Canada to break the cycle of poverty in the developing world.
See how much is being achieved!
* Learn why it's important to invest in girls. Get the facts and see why an investment in a girl has the strongest return on a global scale. * Explore girl issues both around the world and here, in our own backyard. Read stories about individual girls and women. * Read about Plan overseas projects, and see where your money goes <http://becauseiamagirl.ca/page.aspx?pid=3890> * Get the facts, stats and background information about the devastating poverty girls and women face simply because they are girls, and about the early marriages that many are forced into. * Learn about issues like Juvenile Justice in the developing world. * Read about the State of the World's Girls – Plan's annual Girl Reports. * Get information on the annual Because I am a Girl Roundtable discussion held in Ottawa, Canada.