Plan to represent girls at the 2009 Clinton Global Initiative
Plan USA is excited to announce our participation this year, by invitation, in the 2009 Clinton Global Initiative.
From September 22-25, Plan USA President/CEO Ahuma Adodoadji will join over 1,200 other Presidents and Chief Executive Officers of philanthropic organizations, non-governmental organizations and Fortune 500 companies at the 2009 Clinton Global Initiative (CGI) in New York City to address such pressing issues as poverty alleviation, climate change, education and global health.
Bringing Because I am a Girl to the CGI
Making use of this opportunity to transform awareness into action, we will be participating in a special forum on “Investing in Girls and Women” as well as in the Girls Action Network and the CGI Exchange. Key to sharing our experiences and work with girls will be discussing Plan’s 2009 State of the World’s Girls report, “Girls in the Global Economy: Adding It All Up,” as well as our CGI Commitment to Action, a three-year project in Ghana called “Vocational Skills & Media Training for Adolescent Girls.”
Commitments to Action are a unique feature of CGI membership. Each member is asked to personally take some form of action to address the global challenges we all face. Plan’s Commitment to Action, “Vocational Skills & Media Training for Adolescent Girls in Ghana,” focuses on the education and economic empowerment of adolescent girls through media training, skill building, and professional internships in the media field.
Our Commitment to Action
Plan’s commitment will have a direct positive impact on girls and adults in Ghana by addressing global education and the economic empowerment needs of women and girls in the country.
Through this commitment, Plan will:
- train 140 adolescent girls in media production and journalism skills;
- establish an internship program for select girls to do hands-on training in media;
- strengthen the capacity of 140 girls to advocate against gender discrimination by making efficient use of diverse forms of media;
- train adult journalists in issues facing adolescent girls in West Africa; and
- and increase awareness of the public on the needs of adolescent girls in West Africa at the community, national, and regional levels by reaching a radio and television audience of approximately 1,000,000.
Learn more about the Clinton Global Initiative at www.clintonglobalinitiative.org.
Our commitment to girls
With extensive experience working with girls and women — including over 200 programs directly benefiting girls — Plan is well positioned to present at the Clinton Global Initiative this week.
Across the world, girls face the double discrimination of their gender and age, leaving them suffering at the bottom of the social ladder. Girls are denied access to health services and education, and also face extremely high levels of violence, abuse, and harassment.
Because I am a Girl is Plan’s campaign to fight gender inequality, promote girls' rights and lift millions of girls out of poverty. As part of the campaign, Plan is producing one report each year until 2015, the target year for the Millennium Development Goals.