A school girl surrounded by school boys

MONDAY 06 OCTOBER
09.00: Launch of the Girls’ Rights Gazette and Twitter #GenderJam
Making girls’ rights front page news, featuring high level articles by EU policymakers, the United Nations and civil society.

12.30-14.00: “Empowering girls in Kenya’s coast region”, External Cooperation InfoPoint
The InfoPoint will showcase different community based projects which work towards improving the livelihoods and health of girls and women excluded from formal labour markets in Kenya’s coast region.
Organised by: DSW

15.00-17.00 “From poverty to prosperity: Achieving lasting change for girls”, EWAG14 launch event: Panel discussion and cocktail reception, Hotel Silken Berlaymont, 11-19 Boulevard Charlemagne, 1000 Brussels
The launch event will be dedicated to the theme of social norms. It will examine what needs to be done to ensure women and girls can move from the shadows of men and boys to be centre stage in their lives and in the life of their communities.
Organised by: Plan EU Office, Care International, DSW, IPPF European Network, Save the Children and World Vision

TUESDAY 07 OCTOBER
13.00-14.30: “From Protection to Empowerment” Roundtable on investing in girls’ life skills and “Vision not Victim” photo exhibition,
 ASP room A1E-1, European Parliament, Brussels
Focusing on gender inequality affecting girls in crisis-affected countries, the roundtable aims to share good practices and innovations on girls’ protection and empowerment.
Organised by: International Rescue Committee
Hosted by: Linda McAvan MEP, Chair of the Development Committee

09.00-18.00: Declare your support for girls’ rights – photo opportunity in the European Parliament, Brussels
Organised by: DSW and the European Parliamentary Forum on Population and Development

WEDNESDAY 08 OCTOBER
10.00-11.00: Roundtable on child Marriage in fragile and emergency contexts, Social Platform, Square de Meeus 18, 1050 Ixelles
The event will present evidence on the impact and effects of child marriage on adolescent girls and discuss recommendations on how to effectively address the issue. Registration and coffee from 09.30.
Organised by: Save the Children

09.00-18.00: Declare your support for girls’ rights – photo opportunity in the European Parliament, Brussels
Organised by: DSW and the European Parliamentary Forum on Population and Development

THURSDAY 09 OCTOBER
12.30-14.00: Stopping poverty before it starts: A pivotal role for girls on the post-2015 development agenda, European Parliament, Brussels (date tbc)
This roundtable will discuss the place of girls’ development, empowerment and rights in the post-2015 sustainable development agenda.
Organised by:
 DSW, AIDOS, EPF – European Alliance for Girls
Hosted by: Iratxe Garcia Perez MEP, Chair Women Rights and Gender Equality Committee, and Linda McAvan MEP, Chair of the Development Committee

FRIDAY 10 OCTOBER
08.30-10.00: Breakfast roundtable on youth economic empowerment, French Permanent Representation, Brussels
This invitation only event will discuss the challenge of youth unemployment in developing countries. It will be focused on four key issues: how to empower young people; how to equip young people for work; how can young people be part of the solution; and how can we join forces and make sure that the sum is greater than the parts?
Organised by: French Permanent Representation, Plan EU Office, CARE International

For more information about any of the events listed contact:
Louise Hagendijk
Communications and media officer
E louise.hagendijk@plan-international.org
T 02 504 6056