About the Week of Action

The European Week of Action for Girls is an annual week-long event which aims to ensure that girls’ empowerment is promoted and their rights are protected and fulfilled in the EU’s external action, through adequate policies, funding and programs.

The 2015 Week of Action will feature a series of activities which look at what the freshly adopted Sustainable Development Goals (SDGs) mean for Girls.


Opinion Article: EU must help change the world for girls
Opinion Article: No girl must be denied the right to realise her potential
Opinion Article: Governments must implement effective laws in tackling violence against girls

Photography Exhibition

The Week of Action will launch with a photography exhitition in the Luxembourg Permanent Representation to the EU. Below is an online preview of the 17 photos, each  representing the importance of girls’ equal participation in the context of each of the 17 Sustainable Development Goals (SDGs).