Plan International - Because I am a Girl

2.39 million hands raised to support girls’ education – thank you!

Watch the celebratory video.

A huge thank you to everyone who supported the Raise Your Hand for girls’ education action!

On 11 October 2014, International Day of the Girl, Nigel Chapman, CEO of Plan International, presented the petition to Irina Bokova, UNESCO Director General, who accepted the raised hands on behalf of UN Secretary-General Ban Ki-moon.

We know it has helped continue to keep the world’s focus on the power and importance of educating our girls - and we will carry on fighting for a girls’ right to go to school.

Find out how you can support Plan International’s Because I am a Girl campaign.