A young activist from She Leads delivers joint NGO statement to UNHRC 50

She Leads programme representative; Fancy has delivered a joint NGO statement on girls’ and young women’s activism for the Working group on discrimination against women and girls in the UN Human Rights Council 50th session on 17 June 2022.

In the statement, States and other stakeholders are urged to:

  • Bring girls and young women on board, including them in the design and implementation of programmes and projects, and supporting them to participate meaningfully;
  • Stop considering girls and young women as a homogenous group of people; and
  • The needs of girls and young women are only felt and expressed by them, and they can only be spoken by them in the truest purest form.

The She Leads programme is a consortium led by Plan International Netherlands, DCI-ECPAT Netherlands, and Terre des hommes Netherlands, implemented in 9 countries by these organizations and their partners. She Leads aims to support and equip girls and young women to drive change in their countries and works at the international level to drive policy change on girls’ and young women’s participation and facilitate girls and young women to use the international system to advance their advocacy.

Read the full statement here.

To view the video statement please click here.

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