G(irls)20 Summit

Tuesday, June 15, 2010 - 20:00 to Saturday, April 17, 2010 - 20:00
PeaceWomen Consolidated Themes: 
Human Rights
Reconstruction and Peacebuilding

The viral global campaign to solicit grassroots ideas on how to reach the Millennium Development Goals (MDGs) that most impact women and girls will culminate in the inaugural, ground-breaking G(irls)20 Summit. The Summit will bring together one girl from each of the G20 countries to Toronto ten days before the official G20 Summit. This inaugural G(irls)20 Summit will reconvene prior to next year's G20 Summit in France. Ultimately, the goal is to bring the economic prowess of girls and women to the attention of G20 leaders and ensure that the role of girls and women claims a place on future G20 agendas.

On June 26th and 27th, G20 leaders will gather in Toronto to discuss measures to promote global financial stability and ways to achieve a sustainable economic growth and development. All organizations and businesses striving for economic growth and development understand the need to utilize all resources – financial, material and human. Similarly, world leaders must recognize the importance of leveraging the world's 3.3 billion girls and women in the search for innovative, sustainable and socially responsible solutions to global challenges.

That's why, from Jun 16th -18th, twenty girls from the G20 countries will come together in Toronto to present, discuss and promote tangible, innovative and scalable solutions that put girls and women front and centre on the G20 agenda. If you are a passionate, forward-thinking, solution-oriented girl between the ages of 18-20 from a G20 country you could be one of the G(irls) 20 Summit change makers. Apply to attend the G(irls)20 Summit and be a voice representing the 3.3 billion girls and women around the world.

For further information and to apply, please go here