Because I am a Girl - Plan International USA

 
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New partners raise awareness about girls issues!!

Girl Rising fillm
Girl Rising fillm

We are so excited about two new partners!  

 

Girl Rising Coming Soon to Theaters

“I will read.  I will study.  I will learn…. If you stop me, there will be other girls who rise up and take my place.

 

“I am change.”

 

When we heard these words on the film Girl Rising, produced by the global social action campaign 10x10, it was clear that Because I Am A Girl and 10x10 were meant to be partners.

 

Since 2010, Plan has been collaborating with 10x10, together reaching wider audiences to promote our shared vision of girls’ education.  Their film Girl Rising tells the individual stories of girls around the world who confront overwhelming odds every day.  Narrated by renowned actresses including Meryl Streep, Anne Hathaway, and Selena Gomez, the film is a powerful spotlight on the world-changing potential that each girl possesses.  

 

At the Sundance Film Festival in Utah, attended by Because I Am A Girl Global Ambassador Freida Pinto, the official trailer for Girl Rising was released.  This beautiful documentary, years in the making, hits theaters in March around the country. 

 

One of the girls featured in Girl Rising is Yasmin, whose real identity is protected due to safety concerns.  Yasmin has been involved with Plan’s non-formal education programs in Egypt.  While her story is yet to be fully written, she can teach us all a thing or two about courage and inner strength.  Although she may be limited by gender roles in her country, her imagination and dreams know no bounds.    

 

In the words of Freida Pinto, Yasmin—and countless other girls like her—“do not see themselves as victims, but they definitely want and need our help to achieve their full potential.”  

 

Together with 10x10, Because I Am A Girl is raising awareness about the challenging cultural and economic situations that keep girls out of school, and working to break down these barriers to give girls like Yasmin the opportunity for an education. 

 

 

Welcome to Kate Nash, Our Newest Global Ambassador!

 

We’re delighted to welcome singer/songwriter Kate Nash as our newest Because I Am A Girl Global Ambassador.  Kate’s powerful and passionate voice will be an incredible channel to spread the word about the transformative power of investing in girls.

 

“I'm so happy to be a part of this campaign; it feels like the perfect charity for me to join forces with. I love empowering women and girls, and being able to do this in developing countries in parts of the world I have never been to is so exciting,” says Kate. “I can't wait to help give girls the opportunities they deserve and see them realize their full potential."

 

In March, Because I Am A Girl will join Kate Nash on her 11-date North American tour coinciding with the release of her new album “GIRL TALK.”  The tour will begin in Boston, making stops across the Midwest and Canada, then returning for a grand finale in New York City. 

 

Thanks to Kate, everywhere you turn, people will be talking about girls.  

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Audrey Anderson

Warwick, RI United States

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