Girls' Rights are Human Rights
On a cold day in 2004, in a small village of rural Nepal, Plan’s Germany Director Marianne Raven was sitting under a tree discussing the community’s challenges with its inhabitants. As the huddled group made requests for more blankets to cover themselves from the cold, Marianne saw a small girl ambling past, with barely enough clothes to keep her warm. The girl's mother was asked, “Why doesn’t this girl have adequate clothing against the cold?” The mother’s answer would have a profound impact on Marianne, and indeed all of Plan. She replied, “Because she is a girl".
This campaign is dedicated to Sharmila. With your support, Plan’s Because I am a Girl campaign aims to unleash the incredible potential of girls to create a better world. The benefits are not just for them, but for everyone.
Etsy is filled with creative entrepreneurs who pursue their passions, work for themselves and create an environment where you can purchase bespoke, handcrafted items that are often one of a kind.
Individually their businesses may be small, but together they offer the promise of a more values-led, people-centred approach to life, business and the broader economy.
But it’s not as easy for all women around the world to start their own business. In many developing countries, women are unlikely to secure a bank loan. Girls are unlikely to be given the same access to education as their male counterparts, and they’re often subject to gender based violence, child marriage, sex trade trafficking and are more likely to suffer from poor health and nutrition.
Plan International’s Because I Am A Girl_ campaign is aiming to break down these barriers and change the world for girls. They believe that if they can help break down the barriers that prevent millions of girls around the world from gaining the education and skills they need to move from poverty to opportunity, that girls really will be able to transform the world for the better.
Etsy’s community of Australian sellers care about girls’ rights and have decided to get together to support Plan’s Because I Am A Girl campaign in their work to change the world for girls.
This is why I am participating in the #makeforgood campaign leading up to Christmas this year....
To help make a difference!
My shop, AllSorts of Soap, always donates 10% of my sales to Compassion Australia's Child Survival Programs and now an extra 20% will go to Plan's Because I Am a Girl campaign!
Pop into Etsyau and type in #makeforgood and so many wonderful bespoke items are available for you to make your Christmas spending do good this year!
Hi! Welcome to my Soapy Conversations about Soap and AllSorts of other Topics! I live in NSW Australia and I am a mother of five, Grandmother of Five and I sponsor seven children through Compassion Australia. I love making soap, reading, teaching English, and being an Advocate for children and women living in poverty.
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