Speak Out for Girl Power!
Investing in girls and young women works!
We invite all those working on the empowerment of women to join us at the event Speak Out for Girl Power (10 December 2015, Zuiderkerk Amsterdam), the celebration of five years of the Girl Power Programme. Many of the girls and young women with and for whom we worked look at brighter futures than their mothers and older sisters. It is especially for those millions of other girls and young women that we invite you to join forces for the day and reflect with us on bigger, braver and more effective steps towards realising rights for all girls and young women.
“Investing in women is not only the right thing to do. It is the smart thing to do. I am deeply convinced that, in women, the world has at its disposal the most significant and yet largely untapped potential for development and peace. Gender equality is not only a goal in itself, but a prerequisite for reaching all the other international development goals.” – Ban Ki-moon, Secretary-General of the United Nations.
The Girl Power Programme in its current scope ends on 31 December 2015. But the issue of empowering girls and young women will stay in the hearth of our work as gender equality remains crucial to accelerating sustainable development. That is why gender equality is one of 17 Global Goals that make up the 2030 Agenda for Sustainable Development. Today, on 10 December 2015, the Girl Power Alliance wishes to present and share the most important learnings and experiences from five years of cooperation for Girl Power and prepare the ground for ‘moving forward’ in further strengthening the rights of girls and young women.
Join us on 10 December 2015 to reflect & to celebrate, to be inspired & to share.
With Jan Paternotte (chair), Irene de Bel (Editor in Chief of Magazine Opzij), Urmila Chaudhary (Former Child-Slave and co-founder of Freed Kamalari Development Forum, Nepal), Abraham Keita (Winner of the International Children’s’ Peace Prize 2015, Liberia), Mirjam Krijnen (Task Force Women’s Rights and Gender Equality of the Ministry of Foreign Affairs, Netherlands), an ambassador of We Can Young and many others.