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Celebrating the International Day of the Girl Child 2015 (Beijing)

BritCham / CBBC
Event type Panel discussion organised by the Chamber/CBBC with Plan International China
Date Tuesday, October 13th, 2015
Time 13:30 Registration
14:00 Event
17:00 Close

Open for Members only
Cost Members 150 RMB
Contacts florence.sun@cbbc.org.cn; +86 (0) 10 8525 1111
Venue Pine Garden, 6th floor, China World Summit Wing Hotel
Organiser BritCham / CBBC
Address Guomao, Beijing
北京国贸大酒店6层
 
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You are cordially invited to an event to celebrate the 4th International Day of the Girl Child in Beijing on 13 October 2015, co-organised by Plan International (China), the British Chamber of Commerce in China/China-Britain Business Council, the China Children and Teenagers’ Fund and the Women’s Media Watch Network.
 
The two-pronged event with journalists and media practitioners as well as corporate sector actors aims to call their attention to girls’ rights and empowerment in China. The event will equally highlight the importance of gender equality and girls’ rights in the new Global Goals for Sustainable Development, recently adopted at the UN by the world’s leaders. At the event, Plan International will launch its flagship report Status of the World’s Girls 2015 – Unfinished Business of Girls’ Rights, the ninth of the annual report series, which will be supplemented by information on the situation and needs of girls in China, through the research conducted by the China Children and Teenagers’ Fund. The event is part of Plan International’s Because I am a Girl (BIAAG) global campaign, Plan International China has been working with its partners to advocate for gender equality and girls’ empowerment in the past three years through special events on the International Day of the Girl Child.
 
Please find the event schedule below.
 
Because I am a Girl Global Initiative
 
Plan International’s distinctive Child-Centered Community Development approach makes a strong commitment to gender equality. Plan International believes that gender equality is central to achieving our vision for change. Plan International’s Because I am a Girl (BIAAG) global initiative aims to support girls to get the education, skills and support they need to transform their lives, and both girls and boys can realise their full potential in societies that respect people’s rights and dignity. Through the BIAAG campaign, Plan International will work with governments, communities, schools and families globally to improve the lives of 400 million girls through policy change by 2016.
 
International Day of the Girl Child
 
On 19 December 2011, strongly advocated for by the Canadian Government and Plan International, the UN General Assembly voted to establish 11 Oct. as the International Day of the Girl Child. The International Day of the Girl Child aims at putting a much needed global emphasis on the importance of girls’ rights, the empowerment of girls, the active role that girls are entitled to play in their communities. On 11 October 2012 the first International Day of the Gild Child, Plan International officially launched the global campaign Because I am a Girl (BIAAG).
 
As part of Plan International's Because I am a Girl global campaign, Plan International China has been working with its partners to advocate for gender equality and girls’ empowerment in the past three years through special events on the International Day of the Girl Child. To celebrate the 4th International Day of the Girl Child in 2015, Plan International China will organize a two-pronged event with journalists and media practitioners as well as with corporate sector actors to call their attention to girls’ rights and empowerment in China. The event will equally highlight the importance of gender equality and girls’ rights in the new Global Goals for Sustainable Development.
 
Objectives
  1. Raising awareness of media practitioners and business of gender equality and child rights
  2. Raising concerns about girls’ rights to education, protection, health and participation among media and business
  3. Advocating a gender-sensitive and girl-friendly media environment and gender transformative corporate social responsibility initiatives
Schedule
 
13:30 Registration
14:00 Opening Speech
14:20 Launch of Plan International’s Status of the World’s Girls 2015
14:40 Launch of research report on Chinese girls
15:00 Stories of girls:
  • Girls from Plan International’s project in Yunnan 
  • The Spring Bud girls
15:35 Panel discussion: How to create a gender sensitive and girl-friendly media environment? (Parallel session with below)
  1. What are the prevailing gender issues related to children in China?
  2. What are the gender issues prevail in the Chinese mass media? 
  3. What is gender sensitive media reporting? How to achieve that?
  4. What can media workers do to promote gender equality and girl’s rights? 
15:35 Panel discussion: How to promote gender equality and children’s rights through CSR? (Parallel session with above)
  1. What are the social issues that concern CSR the most?Has there been enough efforts on gender equality and child rights? 
  2. Sharing good practices in promoting gender equality and the empowerment of women and girls in CSR. 
  3. How CSR could better contribute to the realization of children’s rights (linkage with the Convention on the Rights of Child)?
  4. How business can initiate and enhance CSR to tackle gender inequality and child rights issues, especially those of the girl child?
 
Registration
To register your interest for this event, please contact Florence Sun:
+86 (0) 10 8525 1111
 
Please note that places are limited.
 
About Plan International

Plan International is an international child-centered, independent, non-religious, non-governmental, non-political, non-profit humanitarian development organization established in 1937, dedicated to promoting child rights and ending child poverty. We are now working in 22 fundraising countries and 51 low-income and middle-income countries across Africa, Asia and the Americas to promote children’s rights and provide better opportunities for millions of children. 

Plan International has been working in China since 1995 to help some of the most vulnerable and marginalized children to realize their rights to survival, development, protection and participation. Our programs cover early childhood care and development, child protection, child participation and child-centered disaster risk management.

 


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