Representatives of NGOs, civil societies, governments, the UN and academia were reunited on October 11th at the Maison de la Paix to celebrate the International Day of the Girl.
Adopted by the United Nations in 2012, the International Day of the Girl aims to promote the rights of girls worldwide. On the occasion of the 5th year of celebration, Plan International and the Graduate Institute invited two girl activists, Luca (from Germany) and Ngandu (from Zambia), as well as a very distinguished list of panelists, to talk about their experience, priorities, and involvement in the realisation of girl’s rights. Kate Gilmore, Deputy High Commissioner for Human Rights, was the moderator of the panel discussion.
GMAP’s JPO in Gender & Mine Action, Marion Provencher, was also present, as she was delivering the opening remarks for the panel. She introduced the panel by speaking about both the International Day of the Girl as well as her personal engagement in the achievement of gender equality. You can listen to her speech here.