Event Announcement: SRHR & Girls Round Table Discussion

SRHR Event

Girls and the Sustainable Development Goals: Where do we stand?

Time: Wednesday 14 October 2015 / 12.00 – 14.00
Location: European Parliament Room A5G-1

Organisers: European Alliance for Girls (AIDOS, DSW, EPF, Equilibres et Populations), IPPF EN, Countdown 2015, WFC.

This roundtable seeks to:

  • Provide a first opportunity to assess the SDG outcomes with members of the European Parliament and other EU policy makers, as well as parliamentarians from the Global South;
  • Centre the discussion on the place of girls in this new global development agenda, focusing on girls’ rights, education, and health (notably sexual and reproductive health and rights), gender equality and the economic empowerment of women, as well as gender based violence;
  • Discuss with policy-makers the next steps of the SDGs at EU level – implementation, internal and external EU policies, cooperation between EU and third countries for girls’ rights;
  • Identify key upcoming opportunities in the EU’s agenda where girls and girls’ rights can be integrated and brought front and centre to ensure that the EU remains a strong advocate for girls and women in development.

This roundtable will be hosted by MEPs Charles Goerens and Maria Noichl. Speakers will be announced soon.