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She Leads at the UN Human Rights Council

June 22nd, 2022

Youth advocates from the She Leads program participate in the 50th session of the UN Human Rights Council. Several young She Leads representatives have been allocated speaking time. This enables them to draw attention to crucial issues of equal rights for women and men at the highest international level.

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The spotlight on girls' and young women's activism

The She Leads programme aims to increase sustained influence of girls and young women on decision-making. She Leads creates the framework by training girls and young women in advocacy and by lobbying for speaking time. The She Leads activists decide for themselves what they will focus on in their advocacy efforts.

At the UN Human Rights Council, they put the spotlight on girls' and young women's activism. In addition, they specifically address the challenges surrounding menstrual hygiene and unpaid care work. They have also organised a side event focusing on their activism for gender equality and inclusion in decision-making mechanisms. Behind the scenes they are collaborating in the drafting of a resolution, which will be voted for at the end of the session.

The intergovernmental UN Human Rights Council is the highest international body for the protection and promotion of human rights. Various issues and situations are discussed during the session. The 50th session will take place from June 13 to July 8 in Geneva, Switzerland. The She Leads speakers participate via an online connection.

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