CALLING ALL GIRLS!
This year, on October 11th, marks the 6th anniversary of the International Day of the Girl (IDG). The Working Group on Girls is proud to help sponsor the 5th annual Girls Speak Out event that takes place during IDG 2017.
The IDG team is looking for girls, ages 13-18, from all around the world to submit their story in response to the following question: What is it like for you to be a girl facing injustice? The girl may be you or any other girl in your community who has faced any kind of injustice or crisis. Tell your story in any way that is suitable to you. Be it either a video, photo, poem – get creative! The team will select inspirational stories to showcase during the Girls Speak Out event taking place for IDG. To learn more about submissions or to submit your story, please click here!
Deadline for submissions is August 18th.
Post CSW61 and Moving Forward with the Working Group on Girls!
Thank you to all who attended this year’s CSW61 and parallel events, we hope that these two weeks of discussions were fruitful and stimulating for all! The Working Group on Girls is enthusiastic to highlight the various outcomes of CSW61 as we take steps forward as a dedicated member-organization.
On March 24th, the Agreed Conclusions of the 61st Commission on the Status of Women was approved, titled “Economic Empowerment of Women in the Changing World of Work”. We would like to highlight paragraphs, L., M., and VV. as they recognize the voice of our primary mission during WGG’s preparatory process.Please click here or refer to our Resources Tab to read the CSW61 Agreed Conclusions!
We kindly ask to take a look at our Girl Statement for the 61st CSW. Throughout our statement, we emphasize the importance of the inclusion and empowerment of girls in order to fully achieve Women’s Economic Empowerment throughout the world.
Meet Girl Advocate Rebecca Gudzy!
Rebecca Gudzy is a proud Girl Advocate for the Working Group on Girls! CSW61 marked her fourth year as a Girl Advocate at the Commission on the Status of Women. Please read her statement to H.E. Secretary-General António Guterres here!
We are ecstatic to celebrate Dr. Rima Salah, a Working Group on Girls Steering Committee Member, for her recent honor awarded by The World Federation of Peace.
Please refer to our Resources Tab to access:
- WGG Statement for CSW61
- Agreed Conclusions: “Economic Empowerment of Women in the Changing World of Work”
- WGG Recommendations for the CSW61 Zero Draft
- CSW61 Outcome Document Compilation
- 2017 Action for Girls Document
The High-Level Political Forum (HLPF) is the United Nations platform for the follow-up and review of the 2030 Agenda for Sustainable Development and the Sustainable Development Goals (SDGs)! The HLPF will be held this year on July 10th through 19th, addressing the theme “Eradicating Poverty and Promoting Prosperity in a Changing World”. This year’s meeting will highlight six major SDGs, where 40 Member States are presenting Voluntary National Reviews. The Working Group on Girls is proud to encourage the theme of Girls to this evolving platform. Take a look at the slideshow linked below to learn more about the HLPF, who is involved, and its action plans!
For even more information on the event, please visit their website!
Please #JoinUs this #GivingTuesday! #StandWithGirls and change the world.
Sustainable Development GIRLS!
Girls are integral to successful and sustainable development. So, WGG asked girls what change they want to see in their communities. Here is what they had to say about the Sustainable Development Goals: