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Empowered girls across Latin America

Empowered girls across Latin America

Plan International in the Americas held its fifth Because I am a Girl photo contest and exhibition. Professional and amateur photographers, as well as children, across the region took part in the competition. The theme was girls’ empowerment. 

Every day, girls are discriminated against just for being girls. One in five adolescent girls around the world is denied their right to an education by the daily realities of poverty, conflict and discrimination. By empowering girls and investing in them to fulfill their potential, we are fighting poverty for everyone, not just the girls themselves. 

We’ve put together a few of the best entries for you to enjoy. Take a look at what empowerment means to girls. 
 

I want to fly

I want to fly
© Juhlly Brunheira / Brazil

Friends

Friends
© Gonzalo Linares / Bolivia

Look of faith

Look of faith
© Luca Agusto Sosa / Paraguay

Education without barriers

Education without barriers
© Katherine Mendoza / Honduras

I want to be a designer

I want to be a designer
© Scarlet Miranda / Dominican Republic

To the Future

To the Future
© Humberto De Araujo Mauro / Brazil

Rays of happiness

Rays of happiness
© Nardy Velasco / Ecuador

A ray of light

A ray of light
© Jheison Pabon / Colombia - Winner of the open category

Friendship

Friendship
© Antonella Recalde / Paraguay - Winner of the professional category

Let's ensure every girl is empowered

to be whatever or whoever she wants to be

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