World Vision Brussels & EU Representation and the European Commission are co-organising an event entitled ‘Faces of today, leaders of tomorrow – EU joins forces with girls to end violence for good’ on Thursday 29 June 2017.
Every year, violence affects over one billion children around the world and occurs in every country and every community. While girls, women, men and boys can experience violence, they are affected in different ways. Girls and women face greater obstacles to reaching their full potential and leading safe and dignified lives due to structural gender inequalities and increased vulnerabilities to violence. Too often girls remain invisible in the march towards sustainable development.
In the high-level session ‘In Focus: Girls’ Partnership with EU to Make the 2030 Agenda Happen’, the speakers will discuss the investments made for protecting and preventing violence against girls by the EU and its Member States. Two World Vision girl representatives will speak on behalf of their peers sharing their stories and experiences.
The expert level session ‘In Focus: Unpacking Solutions for Ending Violence against Girls’ will then feature speakers from civil society organisations and EU institutions, as well as the girl representatives.
(Deadline: Thursday 22 June 2017)