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Girls speak out about their role in the Sustainable Development Goals.
Save the Date: 14 October 2015, 10.00-16.00 CET
Plan International EU Office and the European Commission are organising youth takeover of EU institutional social media accounts, during the European Week of Action for Girls 2015.
The takeover will feature five girls from around the world, covering a range of issues of interest and importance to the girls participating, including youth economic empowerment, education, gender equality and protection from violence. It will also highlight the key role girls have to play in achieving the Sustainable Development Goals and holding governments to account.
- Yuma, 15, Nicaragua: "I decided I wanted to change peoples’ mind-sets around violence. I wanted to develop new ideas and I wanted to help those who have suffered harassment."
- Aida, 23, Senegal: "My biggest regret is not finishing school; I hope to return to school to complete my education."
- Roma, 21, India: "The mindset of people needs to change, so girls are given equal opportunities to progress."
- Ghene, 14, Philippines: "A young girls rights’ and education always come together. Education empowers young girls’ all over the world and will be her shoes that she can carry in order to face and conquer the world."
- Luvono, 15, Kenya: "Being a girl advocate you have to present the other girls that cannot stand for themselves."
The girls will take over the social media accounts of the European Commission's International Cooperation and Development (EuropeAid) Directorate.
14 October 2015, 10.00-16.00 CET