After a year of interrupted education, we must ensure that girls are not left behind. It is imperative that we build back equal, inclusive, and greener. Governments have to use their power to stand for youth, stand in solidarity with us, and stand up so that youth can take a seat at the table.
On June 7th, young activists are demanding a power shift. Power Shift is a youth-led global virtual event that centers young feminist voices and experiences to mobilise and demand concrete action by G7 governments. We are calling on leaders to invest in girls’ education as part of the global COVID-19 recovery, reverse aid cuts to girl’s education, prioritise safe, gender-responsive, and inclusive schools, implement an accountability framework to ensure that education needs of girls’ are met, and to provide adequate and flexible funding for youth activists’ work.
We have the knowledge, we have the numbers, we have the lived experiences, now it is time to have our voices heard. We must be seen as equal partners to co-create a resilient education system that works for us and that centres gender equality.
Join the world’s largest youth-led #PowerShift - a gathering where 1000+ young activists will demand #G7 leaders to shift the power & resources for girls’ education & leadership. We want impactful change!
This event is done in solidarity with:
- Transform Education, a young feminist coalition hosted by the United Nations Girls' Education Initiative (UNGEI)
- GCE Youth Constituency
- The Commonwealth Youth Gender Equality Network
- Restless Development
With support from the G7 Advocacy Working group, including:
-Save the Children
-Send My Friend to School