‘Because I am a Girl’ Campaign

Source – http://www.becauseiamagirl.com.au/learn.html

‘Because I am a Girl’ Campaign Facts –

  • 150 millions girls are victims of sexual violence
  • two – thirds of girls are married before 18
  • 1 year of extra primary school education means a 10 – 20% higher income
  • Plan are working with 51 communities in Ghana
  • 1 billion people live in extreme poverty with 70% of them being girls / women
  • 15% of girls returned to school with help from Plan’s football project
  • 150 girls have gained new skills through Plan’s projects
  • 100 girls participated in science & maths to prove to men that it wasn’t hard for them to learn
  • every 3 seconds…
  • every 19 minutes…
  • every day 27,397
  • every week 192,307
  • every month 833,333
  • a girl is forced to marry
  • 60 million child brides
  • some are as young as 5 getting married
  • 75 million girls are denied an education
  • want to raise £420 million globally
  • want to raise £40 million in UK
  • want to help 4 million people
  • girls that give birth before 15 are 5x more likely to die
  • 80 million women between 15 – 24 cannot read or write
  • 43% of boys agree that ‘there are times when a woman needs to be beaten’
  • 60% believe that if resources are scarce, then boys are more important to educate than girls
  • 60% of girls drop out of school
  • estimated %92 billion lost that do not strive to educate girls
  • if girls stay in school for 7 or more years, they marry later and have less children
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