After the 2018 edition shaping the Manifesto “Vote for Girls” and engaging with candidates to the EU elections, the European Week of Action for Girls 2019 will aim at taking the opportunity of the start of a new EU cycle to ensure girls rights are high on the EU agenda for the next five years. It will give girls the opportunity to speak out to newly elected EU decision makers around what needs to be done to overcome the barriers they face and to ensure their rights are respected, protected and fulfilled.
Through a series of informative, fun and targeted policy, advocacy and campaign activities as well as a public event, EWAG partners and young leaders will demand the EU honours its commitments to gender equality and the protection of girls. This means doing more, investing responsibly, and recognising the active role girls play in their communities and societies. Along the lines of the Manifesto produced in 2018, the EWAG will particularly focus on girls’ right to education, combating violence, economic empowered and to participate in decision-making.