To support girl’s engagement in the Beijing+25 process, Paperboat have been working with Plan International to place girls voices upfront and centre in the fight for gender equality setting out a 'Girls' Platform for Action'.
This study brings together findings of a consultation process that took place in the first half of 2020 to better understand adolescent girls’ views on the Beijing Platform for Action (BPfA) and to provide a tool for girls’ own advocacy and engagement in the Generation Equality Action Coalitions. What has emerged is a common set of priorities and recommendations expressed by adolescent girls, across the world.
Over 350 girls aged 14-19 took part in a mixed method consultation process across 12 countries, including: Bolivia, Colombia, Dominican Republic, El Salvador, Ecuador, Kenya, Liberia, Nepal, Paraguay, the Philippines, Sierra Leone and Uganda. An additional 797 girls engaged with the process via online platforms.
This report is a reflection of the key themes that emerged as priorities for adolescent girls and their demands for action for each of the Action Coalition themes: gender-based violence, economic justice and rights, bodily autonomy, climate justice, technology and innovation, feminist movements and leadership.
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To mark this years' International Youth Day, Plan International, will be launching their latest report ' A Girls' Platform for Action - A Girls' Agenda for Beijing + 25 and Beyond'. This timely report sets out how Girls' voices must be central to the women's rights agenda and their priorities for change in the wake of the coronavirus pandemic. Paperboat were privileged to work with Plan in the research and production of the report.
The Beijing Platform for Action remains the most progressive blueprint for women’s rights. Twenty-five years ago, girls were not key partners in its development. The 25th anniversary is an opportunity to ensure that girls’ voices are heard. Girls from around the world have spoken out - they are clear on what needs to happen to achieve gender equality in their lifetime. In many instances, girls are already leading these efforts in their communities and countries.
Ms. Phumzile Mlambo-Ngcuka - Executive Director of UN Women
President Nadine Gasman - National Institute for Women, Government of Mexico and co-chair of the Core Group
Anika Jenne Dorothy (moderator) – B+25 Global Youth Task Force Member
Christine (19) The Philippines – Advocate
Paola (15) Bolivia – Advocate
Lucy (19) Kenya – Advocate
To join the virtual launch on 12 th August register here.