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We are a global girls’ rights organization working to end gender inequality around the world.
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Addressing gender inequality isn’t something that can be handed down from the top — we must empower the people affected to create lasting change. Our charities know this. When they look at the issues facing women and girls, they understand the best way to solve this is to involve the entire community and give women what they need to enact their own version of change. Here are six women who, with the right tools, resources and support, overcame obstacles for themselves, their families and their communities. This is the kind of work that will change the world. The best way…

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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…