The Girls Advocacy Alliance (GAA) is a 5-year joint project (2016-2020) led by the Dutch offices of Plan International, Terre des Hommes and Defence for Children – ECPAT and funded by the Ministry of Foreign Affairs. The project aims to promote equal rights and opportunities for girls and young women in 10 countries spread across Africa and Asia.
The prevalence of gender-based violence and discrimination worldwide remains high. In this context, the project will pay particular attention to the vulnerabilities that girls and young women face (sexual violence, early and forced marriages, forced labour, trafficking, access to education, inter alia.). It aims to create initiatives for girls, and by girls, to increase and strengthen their participation in the socio-economic sphere
FAWE’s main goal in this is to encourage Girls and Young women in Africa, and their civil-society organisations to use regional monitoring accountability mechanisms to hold their governments accountable to the fulfilment of their protection and rights. FAWE intends to work with Civil Society Organization (CSOs) to support and enhance their capacity to influence positive change at the national, sub-regional i.e. East African Community (EAC) and Economic Community of West African States (ECOWAS) and at the regional level i.e. Africa Union (AU) in policy-making and monitoring processes on Gender-based Violence and Economic Exclusion (EE).
FAWE’s component of this project officially started in January 2016 and it runs until December 2020.
The Girls Advocacy Alliance (GAA) is a 5-year joint project (2016-2020) led by the Dutch offices of Plan International, Terre des Hommes and Defence for Children – ECPAT and funded by the Ministry of Foreign Affairs
Plan International is an independent development and humanitarian organisation founded in 1937 which advances children’s rights and equality for girls. The organisation is active in 75 countries across the world.
Terre des Hommes International Federation is a network of ten national organisations working for the rights of children and to promote equitable development without racial, religious, political, cultural or gender-based discrimination.
The End Child Prostitution and Trafficking (ECPAT) is a global network of civil society organisations that works to end the sexual exploitation of children. It focuses on halting the online sexual exploitation of children, the trafficking of children for sexual purposes and the sexual exploitation of children in the travel and tourism industry.
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