14642724_10155455005549968_1426577147_nOn 11 October, the International Day of the Girl Child, the World YWCA joined a roundtable with human rights experts and young women on the theme “Taking over the 2030 Agenda for our generation” at the Graduate Institute Geneva. Some of the contributions were:

“Take me seriously, I can lead and make the world better” Ngandu, girl rights activist in Zambia

“We need to change the power of governments since the average age of an MPs is 52 years and yet in many countries medium age is 15 years” Kate Gilmore, United Nations Deputy High Commissioner for Human Rights

“Stop teaching young women and girls to be nice, they have to be brave and bold” Anne-Birgitte Albrectsen” CEO of Plan International

The event was hosted by and a number of United Nations (UN) actors. We also participated in a flash mob in front of the UN in Geneva with NGO CSW Geneva and Graduate Women International.dsc_8076