BRAC Myanmar was invited to join the International Day of the Girl Child organized by Plan International Myanmar on 11 Oct, 2018. This ceremony was held from 8:30 am to 12:00 pm at the Women’s Development Center in Myanmar. Over 20 organisations had participated along with BRAC Myanmar.
Welcome speeches were delivered by various representatives from Plan International and other associations, there were performances by a team from Khawalgyan School for the blinds and the girls. A video was shown regarding International Day of the Girl with powerful messages. Furthermore, the Department of Social Welfare and celebrities had come together to advocate for advancing girls’ rights and creating safer cities in Myanmar.
After an introduction of the members of Youth Advisory Board, the members discussed about the issues faced by girls around the world and the action plan to protect them. They hope for a future with proper human rights, recognizing their participation in decision-making processes, and empowering them. Attendees asked questions and requested advices from the members of Youth Advisory Board.
Finally, the Program Director of Plan International concluded a speech as the final part of the ceremony.