October 11th, 2017

Through our #GirlsTakeover initiative  – happening in over 60 countries across the world on International Day of the Girl 2017 – girls and young women everywhere will be more visible than ever before.

They will be standing in the places and spaces of power and demonstrating they are truly equal to boys. By stepping into the shoes of political, social and economic leaders [on the global and national stage, and in their communities], they will show the world what girls can achieve, today and in the future.

For one day, on the International Day of the Girl on 11 October, girls and young women worldwide will symbolically overcome poverty, discrimination and abuse, and demonstrate their strength, power and ability to change their world.

We are calling on those in positions of power to tear down the barriers that stand in the way of girls realising their rights. We urge them to use their influence to achieve the promises of the Sustainable Development Goals (SDGs), also known as the Global Goals, which help ensure girls are not left behind and can enjoy true gender justice.

#GirlsTakeover Ireland Agenda
October 11th, 2017

Women @ Google: Our Youth Advisory Panel Girl advocates, Diana and Caoimhe will sit on a panel with women in tech and discuss gender inequality and how to combat it.

An Tánaiste: Diana, one of our Youth Advisory Panel Girl advocates, will meet with An Tánaiste, Frances Fitzgerald, and discuss women in politics, how gender inequality should be addressed as a political issue and what differences can be made.

2017 Unlock the Power of Girls Report Launch: We will be launching our new report with the following speakers:

Emily Logan, the first Chief Commissioner of the Irish Human Rights and Equality Commission

Minister Ciaran Cannon, Minister of State at the Department of Foreign Affairs and Trade with special responsibility for the Diaspora and International Development.

Darragh O’Brien TD, Spokesperson on Foreign Affairs & Trade

Diana Bunici, MC- Journalist and Author, and Caoimhe Dowling,  Youth Advocate for International Day of the Girl and member of Plan International Youth Advisory Panel.

Dropbox: Youth Advisory Panel Girl advocate, Caoimhe will takeover the position of VP in Dropbox Dublin and discuss women in business and how to address gender inequality in the corporate world.

Evoke: Youth Advisory Panel Girl advocate, Diana will be taking over the position of Editor in Evoke with a live interview with Sybil Mulcahy.