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We are a global girls’ rights organization working to end gender inequality around the world.
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Walk through the life of a girl who is given the tools and access to transform her future with the help of Plan International USA. Plan International USA (Plan) is a global organization that works to advance girls’ rights and overcome oppression and gender inequality. Its approach is rooted in local ownership and letting girls lead the way. With over 240 local field offices designing collaborative and inclusive programs, Plan’s work involves girls at every step, is community-led and creates a sustainable and far-reaching impact. This work is holistic and covers so many different points in a girl’s life that it…

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When users search image banks for the word “girl,” these two words are most likely to accompany it: hot and sexy. So, it’s no wonder that, even if you aren’t searching a stock image site for pictures of “sexy girls,” the results for “girl” are still full of beautiful women and picture-perfect models. Hot and sexy. Is that all we expect from girls? And is that how girls want to be represented? Not exactly, it turns out. So, as part of Plan International USA’s We Are the Girls campaign, we partnered with Unsplash and a group of girls in the U.S. to rewrite the algorithm and fight back against gender stereotypes. Why stock photos matterStock images are more common than you might think. Creators all over the world use them in everything from magazine covers to Facebook ads to news stories, and sources range from free sites like Unsplash to…