Girls Advocacy Committee
We rely heavily on girls’ unique viewpoints for all that we do at Global G.L.O.W., from curriculum development to community engagement initiatives to advocacy events. We are thrilled to introduce the Girls Advocacy Committee, an international representation of Global G.L.O.W. Club members who represent girls’ perspectives at events, collaborate with fellow girl advocates worldwide, brainstorm ideas for raising girls’ voices in the broader global community and online, and co-create alongside Global G.L.O.W. staff.
In the fall of 2021, Representatives of the Girls Advocacy Committee led local summits and roundtable discussions with Global G.L.O.W. club members to identify solutions and calls to action that will allow all girls to live more educated, healthier lives.
Click to read a summary of their recommendations.
Nobody can succeed as an island, so when girls join their voices as one, education of the girl will be taken to higher heights.
CLUB MEMBER, WORLD ECONOMY SKILLS AND AGRO DEVELOPMENT, CAMEROON
Our work with the UN
Global G.L.O.W. holds special consultative status with the United Nations Economic and Social Council (UN ECOSOC). Executed by the UN ECOSOC and outlined in Article 71 of the UN Charter, non-governmental organizations holding a consultative role can meaningfully engage in and address UN deliberations. This status enables Global G.L.O.W. to formally consult international policymakers by expanding the organization’s access and influence to international conferences to ensure that girls’ voices are reflected in international policy decisions.
As proud members of the Working Group on Girls and the Coalition for Adolescent Girls, Global G.L.O.W. is actively engaged and committed to girls advocacy and inclusion at the UN. Each year, we bring girls together to participate in the Commission on the Status of Women and the annual International Day of the Girl Girls’ Speak Out at the UN.
2021 Girls Speak Out
2020 Girls Speak Out
2018 Girls Speak Out
As part of our commitment to girls advocacy, Global G.L.O.W. works to further girls’ calls to action through the endorsement of girl-led and girl-informed policy and statements directed towards United Nations Member States and UN agency Representatives. These statements petition everyone with decision-making power to take action towards a just world for girls. We invite you to review some of the past statements and policies we have signed on to as an organization below:
65th Commission on the Status of Women: Girls’ Statement
65th Commission on the Status of Women: Working Group on Girls Statement
66th Commission on the Status of Women: Working Group on Girls Statement
Girls’ Open Letter