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June 30, 2017

Inspiring Girls at the UNESCO High Level Conference

The Chair of Inspiring Girls International, Miriam Gonzalez, will discuss the importance of the role model for young girls at the High Level Conference organised by UNESCO in Paris on Friday 30th June.

Inspiring Girls is one of the few organisations invited to take part of the discussions that will gather high profile women from around the world. The “UNESCO’s Soft Power Today: Fostering Women’s Empowerment and Leadership” High Level Conference will try to identify promising pathways for inclusive and innovative partnerships to work on women’s and girls’ empowerment.

The UNESCO Director, Irina Bokova, will be opening the Conference, that will also be attended by the First Lady of Afghanistan, Rula Ghani; the Former President of Finland, Tarja Halonen; H.R.H. Princess Petra Laurentien of the Netherlands, Princess of Orange-Nassau, UNESCO Special Envoy for Literacy for Development; and the former Foreign Minister of Israel, Tzipi Livni, among many others.

The Chair of Inspiring Girls International will be one of the speakers at the panel Breaking Gender Stereotypes: The Importance of Role Models in Changing Cultural Norms.

This panel will discuss the importance of mentors and role models for women and girls, and explore innovative initiatives to ensure that they have access to anything they might need to succeed and become leaders.

The event in Paris marks the launch of a series of thematic conferences within the framework of “UNESCO’s Soft Power Today” with the aim of exploring the new trends on Gender Equality, one of the two global priorities of the organisation. This series is planned for the period June-November 2017, culminating with the 39th session of the General Conference.