The European Week of Action of Girls (EWAG) is a week-long programme of events and activities, based around the International Day of the Girl Child, on Friday 11th October. Now in its seventh year, EWAG asks the EU to better protect and champion the rights of girls, particularly through its external action. Organised by a coalition of civil society organisations, and supported by the European Institutions and UN Agencies, the 2019 European Week of Action for Girls takes place from 8 – 11 October.
The European Week of Action for Girls 2019 will give girls the opportunity to talk to EU decision-makers and help shape a better world for all girls. They will address EU leaders on what needs to be done to overcome the barriers they face and to ensure their rights are respected, protected and fulfilled.
This year is an important edition, taking place at the beginning of a new cycle for the EU institutions. With a new European Parliament and College of Commissioners, this EU leadership will set the vision for the EU and it is crucial that this builds on the current momentum towards greater gender equality and empowerment of women and girls.
Key topics of focus will be girls’ right to education, economic empowerment, girls’ and young women’s participation in decision-making and freedom from (gender-based) violence.
If you want to know more about all the activities that will be organised during that week, please check their website via using this link.
You can also find more information on previous years events via this link.