Beaut.ie’s Supporting The Because I am a Girl Campaign, and so Should You

By Beaut.ie | September 21 2009 | 5 Comments

because I am a girl campaign

When we were asked by Plan Ireland to help them along with their Because I am a Girl campaign, we were happy to oblige. Our beaut.ieful community of women who chat and engage here every day is a fortunate one, but globally, that’s not the case for many of our sisters.

Plan Ireland are compiling a series of reports up to 2015 to highlight “the appalling situation in which girls find themselves – sometimes through poverty, sometimes because they are young but often simply because of their gender.”

The 2009 report – the third in the series – launches today, and you might be interested in the following sobering facts:

Because I am a Girl…

  • I have the same rights as my brothers, yet I am discriminated against even before I am born.
  • I and 68,000 teenage girls will die from unsafe abortions this year
  • I and 62 million other girls are not in primary school
  • I and 2 million other girls will undergo female genital cutting this year.
  • I and more than 100 million girls under 18, some as young as 12, are expected to marry over the next decade.

If you’d like to support Plan Ireland’s work to improve girls’ lives, we’d love to encourage you. Visit their website to learn out more about the Because I am a Girl campaign, and to find out how to donate. You can also host a girls night in and donate the proceeds to the campaign, and there’s even more info on their Facebook page. Get goin’!

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5 Replies to "Beaut.ie’s Supporting The Because I am a Girl Campaign, and so Should You"

  • Efa says:

    Hey girls sounds like a great charity to get behind. I love the picture. I’m off to Capetown with the Niall Mellon Township Trust in 6 weeks for my third trip. I couldn’t get over how clean and beautiful the children were out there. You just fall in love with them.

  • KellBell says:

    Food for thought and definitely a good cause! We’re incredibly fortunate in the Western world and sometimes i think it’s a case of ‘out of sight, out of mind’.

    Some of the stories we hear about what women go through in other countries is just so horrendous it’s hard to believe it happens.

  • caroline says:

    i signed up to sponsor a child with plan and the whole time the guy was talking about it he kept saying he will receive he will get to go to school HE will blah blah blah so when he asked if it was a boy or girl i wanted to sponsor i said a girl because i am a girl and because he annoyed me it actually didnt matter to me what gender the child was but when i got my information it was a boy he put down for me to sponsor i was so annoyed so i cancelled my subscription its a pity i think its a great cause but that always left a sour taste in my nouth

  • I’m really sorry to hear about Caroline’s experience with Plan and would like to express our sincere apologies for this happening.

    I also wanted to thank all the Beaut.ies for their support dfor our Because I am a Girl Campaign, which was launched on Tuesday and will be a priority for us over the coming year.

    At present Plan Ireland is trying to find sponsors for 500 little girls in the world’s poorest countries urgently in need of support.

    If you are interested in sponsroing a girl you can call me at (01) 6599601, freephone 1800 829 829 or email info@plan.ie.

    We are also looking for girls to hold a Girls Night In between now and Christmas to raise funds for Plan Girl’s Projects in West Africa. It’s really easy and anyone who wants to get involved can email fundraising@plan.ie.

    ONCE AGAIN A VERY BIG THANK YOU TO BEAUT.IE AND ALL ITS READERS FOR ALL YOUR INTEREST AND SUPPORT!

    Caroline O’Connell
    Plan Ireland

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