Because I am a girl
Raise your hand with Plan and Bik Bok to support girls’ right to education.
“Because I am a girl” is a global campaign founded by Plan International to end gender inequality, promote girls’ rights and lift millions of girls out of poverty. Plan International is one of the largest international charities in the world, founded in 1937.
Girls are seen as less valuable than boys
Because of poverty one out of five girls in the world are taken out of school, forced to work or married off to strangers, where they risk facing isolation and abuse. Just because they are girls, they are seen as less valuable than boys. Millions of girls are deprived of valuable education that could give them a completely different life. Plan aims to get more girls to access school with good quality and increase the amount of girls completing secondary school.
Bik Bok sponsors Plan’s campain
At Bik Bok we strongly believe in equal rights and the right to education. Therefore, we are proud sponsors of Plan and their global campaign “Because I am a girl”. To show our support we are arranging a photo activity on Instagram where we encourage all of you to post a photo on your Instagram page where you raise your hand to support girls’ right to education. Please hashtag your photo with #bikbokforgirls2013. For every photo Bik Bok will donate 1 Euro to Plans “Becaure I am a girl” campaign. The Instagram activity will take place the 1st-11th of October. The 11th of October is the International day of the Girl.