Spotlight Story May: Plan International - Because I am a Girl

Each month we will be sharing inspiring stories, events and news from all three of our 2019 charitea partners. Get ready to be inspired & empowered!

Plan International Canada's President & CEO Caroline Riseboro shares how gender inequality impacts teenage girls and what you can do to help.

The way we talk about girls is changing. We see evidence for this all around us in progressive marketing and media campaigns, selling everything from trendy feminist t-shirts to astrophysics Barbie. These products and campaigns all send the clear message that girls can achieve anything they put their minds to. On the surface, it may seem like girls today will never have to face gender inequality, low self-esteem or a lack of confidence. Yet the harsh reality is that as girls get older, this message of strength and empowerment fades away and they begin to experience inequality with more intensity, especially as they journey into womanhood.

5 key ways you can help ensure that your teen daughter is empowered for the future:

1. HAVE ‘THE TALK’ ABOUT GENDER INEQUALITY

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