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Activist Hadja speaking at the Girls Summit 2017.

Global Girls' Summit 2018

On the eve of the 7th official International Day of the Girl, Plan International and leading youth activists from around the globe will host the 2nd annual Global Girls' Summit in Brussels, Belgium, this year’s global capital city for Day of the Girl celebrations. 

Girls' summit: Taking up space

The event will bring together 500 of the world’s leading change-makers in the arts, business, government, entrepreneurship, science, sport and media to celebrate the potential of girls and call for urgent action to support girls’ power everywhere. 

The Global Girls' Summit 2018 is an opportunity to connect, learn and collaborate with some of the world’s most inspiring girls and young women.

How can we unlock girls’ leadership, activism and power?

Taking place in Brussels in the vibrant Halles Saint-Gery, the Global Girls Summit will be an exciting programme of exclusive talks, performances, exhibitions, mentoring and workshops on leadership and activism. 

A programme that creates and grows an intergenerational global community of activists and advocates learning and taking action together on girls’ power.

Be part of global girl magic at the girls' summit

If you are interested in collaborating on the Global Girls' Summit or would like more information, please email

Stay tuned to this page for the latest programme and speaker announcements.

The 2018 Global Girls' Summit will build on the massive success of Plan International’s 2017 Girl Summit. Activists and campaigners came together to connect, inspire, discuss girls' rights and problem-solve global girls' issues. 

Last year also saw our most successful #GirlsTakeover action to date. Over 1000 girls in 60+ countries made headlines by sharing the roles of global leaders, including Canadian Prime Minister Justin Trudeau and Melinda Gates
The 2018 celebrations are set to be even bigger!


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