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24 November 2008

Plan launches global report on girls' rights - 'Because I am a Girl: In the Shadow of War'

24/11/2008 DILI - Plan Timor-Leste cordially invites you to the launch of its global report, Because I am a Girl 2008: In the Shadow of War, as part of the 16 Days of Activism against Violence campaign, which is co-ordinated by the Secretariat for the Promotion of Equality (SEPI)

Time: 15:00-16:30 (on time)
Venue: MEMORIAL HALL, FAROL, DILI (opposite the Lighthouse)

Special Guest: Secretary of State for SEPI, Senhora Idelta, & a presentation from youth girls who feature in the report.

Because I am a Girl 2008: In the Shadow of War is the second of nine annual reports written by Plan International to bring global attention to the fact that progress towards meeting the Millennium Development Goals is being hampered by a continued lack of investment in girls and young women.

The report is aimed at those who have the duty and power to ensure that girls survive, develop to realise their potential, are protected and can participate in decisions made about them. These are governments, NGOs, corporations, communities, parents and girls themselves.

A chapter in the report is dedicated to young women and girls in Timor-Leste, with their views on how the crisis of 2006 impacted their lives and the economic security of their families. They will also share their ideas on the role that women and girls can play in the peacebuilding process. The girls will make a presentation at the launch, which is being held as part of SEPI’s 16 Days of Activism against Violence campaign.

Hard copies of the report will be available on the day. A limited number of exclusive Plan Because I am a Girl t-shirts will also be available, so please come early! Refreshments will be provided.

We look forward to seeing you there to express your support for girls’ rights.

Kindly RSVP Elena Ahmed (elena.ahmed@plan-international.org)

Image: East Timor girl.

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