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Support girls’ participation and political empowerment
- Call on the EU to invest in the next MFF in child and youth-focused approaches that are participatory, empowering, and innovative in parallel with specific programmes dedicated to the political empowerment of girls and young women. Especially important in this regard is more flexible funding of smaller amounts, to support local movements of girls’ rights activists;
- Encourage the EU – including the EU Delegations – to work with governments to increase their consultation of young people, ensuring that girls are equally represented, as well as themselves opening up safe spaces for young people to share their views with government officials including local governments;
- Call for the Youth, Peace and Security Agenda to be systematically integrated in every peacebuilding intervention and promote the pivotal role of girls and young women for sustaining peace and violence prevention.