Speaking at an event organised to mark the International Day of the Girl Child, which was organised in parallel with events in Brussels and Canada, the President of Malta expressed her pride in being the patron of the #Girl2Leader campaign, which was officially launched today by Women Political Leaders Global Forum, of which President Coleiro Preca is an advisor.
“The #Girl2Leader campaign seeks to overcome negative forms of gender stereotyping, and create an environment which encourages and supports young women to consider the possibility of a career in politics and leadership,” the President said, whilst thanking the people who have helped in the #Girl2Leader campaign: MEPs Marlene Mizzi, Francis Zammit Dimech, Miriam Dalli, and Alfred Sant, who are supporting a Maltese delegation of young women, who are currently in Brussels for the launch of the campaign.
#Girl2Leader is being coordinated by the President’s Foundation for the Wellbeing of Society, which has organised a number of other initiatives to mark the International Day of the Girl Child. Representatives from Google have visited Malta to share their #IAmRemarkable programme. Along with the Women Political Leaders Global Forum, trainers have engaged in workshops with female students, to stimulate further discussion and create opportunities for the empowerment of female students. These sessions were led by Ms Silvana Koch-Mehrin, Founder of Women Political Leaders Global Forum.
The President appealed to all those present at the KSU Common Room to continue working together to promote and prioritise theimportant participation of all women and girls, alongside men and boys, for the benefit of our communities, of our society, and beyond.