For Plan International, the International Day of the Girl and the Girls’ Rights Gazette are all about displaying girls’ power and potential. That reflects our mission to ensure that girls are central tothe social and political changes needed to remove the barriers that hold girls back.
To celebrate the International Day of the Girl, we are again organising the European Week of Action for Girls (EWAG), together with our partners. The week will bring together youth from a coalition of civil society organisations to call upon EU leaders to “VOTE for GIRLS”. Through a packed programme of events and activities they will raise awareness on what matters most to them, such as ending all forms of discrimination and violence, ensuring their economic empowerment and right to education, as well as enabling their civic and political empowerment and their participation in decisions that concern them.
Our research reveals that girls still face discrimination and violence despite international agreements, laws, policies and global targets put into place to advance change. Just as past edition of the Girls’ Rights Gazette have inspired me, I hope that the upcoming issues will inspire you to contribute to working with and for girls so that they can all learn, lead, decide and thrive.