For days, months – even years – the girl development community has worked to put girls on the agenda. To make them a priority. To make the world understand that girls are the most powerful force for change on the planet.
Girls were left out of the original Millennium Development Goals. The Girl Declaration has been written to make sure that doesn’t happen again.
Bringing together the thinking of 508 girls living in poverty across the globe with the expertise of more than 25 of the world’s leading development organisations, the Girl Declaration is our tool to stop poverty before it starts.
On the second annual International Day of the Girl (IDG), 10th October 2013, girls from Egypt, Burkina Faso and Nepal arrived at the United Nations to command the attention of global leaders in a ceremonial handover of the Girl Declaration.
These powerful words are a call to action for world leaders as they look at the Millennium Development Goals Post-2015. They demand that girls are, not only remembered but understood to be one of the keys to stopping the cycle of poverty before it starts.
An excellent video illustrating this can be found here: http://youtu.be/aO7yZjK8Dus
More information can be found at the Girl Effect Website.