"Because I am a girl" by Yvonne Chaka Chaka, Oliver Mtukudzi and Suzanna Owiyo
We are loving this new "Because I am a Girl" song by South Africa's Yvonne Chaka Chaka, Oliver Mtukudzi of Zimbabwe and Suzanna Owiyo from Kenya. The song highlights the challenges girls face across the African continent, where millions of teenage girls are pushed out of school through forced or early marriage, gender-based violence and discrimination.
The song was released to celebrate and promote the global launch of Plan's Because I am a Girl campaign marking the first UN International day of the Girl, on 11 October 2012.
Lyrics: Because I am a Girl
[Suzanna] Nyako Reiny Sulwe Msichana shujaa
Les filles lutter pour vos droits (girl child stand up for your rights)
[Yvonne] Girl is so special Girl is the pride of the world
[Yvonne] How long must I suffer And how long must they take my pride Invest in me Invest in the future Give me a chance To be a child
هيا يا بنت دافعي عن حقوقك Hya ya bint dafaei an higogik