The Girls Advocacy Alliance Paving the way for girls’ rights – International Day of the Girl Child

On the International Day of the Girl, what better way to pay tribute than working hard to advocate for girls’ rights and empowering them to raise their voices?


In the framework of the Girls Advocacy Alliance (GAA) Barima Akwasi Amankwaah, National Coordinator of the Ghana NGO was part of the CSOs panel discussion during the pre-session of the Universal Periodic Review (UPR) of Ghana held in Geneva on October 10th, 2017.

Mr. Amankwaah delivered a statement on behalf of Defence for Children International-Ghana, Plan International-Ghana and ECPAT International advocating for children’s rights in Ghana, including child marriage, commercial sexual exploitation of children, corporal punishment, violence against girls and access to education and decent employment for girls and young women.

Parallelly, to the work undertaken during the pre-session, DCI- International Secretariat and Barima Akwasi Amankwaah have been meeting with various Permanent Missions advocating for the inclusion of the Girls Advocacy Alliance recommendations in the next UPR State Review of Ghana that will take place in November 2017 in Geneva.



The Girls Advocacy Alliance (GAA) is a 5-year advocacy programme aimed at contributing to gender equality and equal rights and opportunities for girls and young women, with a focus on the elimination of gender-based violence and the economic empowerment of girls and young women. The GAA is a joint initiative of Plan Nederland, Terre des Hommes Netherlands, and Defence for Children – ECPAT Netherlands, funded by the Dutch Ministry of Foreign Affairs.


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