The European Week of Action for Girls (EWAG) is an annual event organised by a coalition of Civil Society Organisations, including IPPF EN, to mark the International Day of the Girl. Since 2012, EWAG has been pushing for the rights of girls to be better protected and championed by the EU, in particular through its external action.
EWAG is all about giving space to young advocates to bring their voices to EU decision-makers and help shape a better world for all girls. Through a series of policy, advocacy and campaign activities, EWAG partners and the young advocates will push the EU to respect its commitments to gender equality and the protection of girls. This means doing more, investing responsibly, and recognising the active role girls play in their communities and societies.
EWAG focuses on 4 key issues that matter to girls:
- sexual and gender-based violence (SGBV)
- sexual and reproductive health and rights (SRHR)
- education and economic empowerment
- political participation.