The European Union is playing a leading role in helping to achieve this vision. Through its actions and policies, the EU has the ability to positively influence the lives of millions of children worldwide, including those in Ghana.
The revised EU Guidelines on the Promotion and Protection of the Rights of the Child, adopted by EU Members States in March 2017, are central to this effort, as they set the EU’s overarching strategy to defend and promote children’s rights in the world.
Nothing about us without us
Children have the right to be heard in decisions which affects them. The EU is committed to promoting this right, and in its work with partner countries. At Plan International Ghana, we are well aware of the positive contribution children and young people can make when they are meaningfully consulted.
Plan International is committed to working with young people to make sure their views and their voice are heard, because we echo their call of “nothing about us without us.”
#YouthTakeover: Leave no child behind
That is why Plan International Ghana is partnering with the European Union Delegation to Ghana to organize a #YouthTakeover.
On April 26th, Abigail, Harriet and Godwin will take control of the EU Delegation social media accounts, to share their thoughts on the challenges children in Ghana face, their potential as drivers of change, what needs to be done to protect children’s right in their country, and much more.
Get involved and join the conversation
Abigail, Harriet and Godwin all have their own views and their own messages to share. You can follow their stories on the EU Delegation Twitter and Facebook accounts (@WilliamHannaEU, @EuropeInGhana and https://www.facebook.com/EuDelegationToGhana) or by following the hashtags #YouthTakeover and #EU4Children.
Retweet and share their messages, ask them question, share your own views- make sure you join the conversation and help spread their messages far and wide, to raise awareness about what we all must do to help build a world in which every child is able to fulfil their dreams.
The YouthTakeover in Ghana is part of a global #YouthTakeover campaign taking place throughout April across Africa, Asia and the Americas.