A vital opportunity to empower girls and change the world

The European Union must speak with a single, strong voice to ensure that the rights and needs of adolescent girls are included in the post-2015 development agenda. A joint opinion by MEPs Linda McAvan and Maria Arena ahead of the International Day of the Girl Child.

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About the authors

  • Linda McAvan

    Linda McAvan is a British member of the European Parliament for the Group of the Progressive Alliance of Socialists and Democrats. She is the Chair of the European Parliament's Development Committee.
  • Maria Arena

    Maria Arena is a Belgian member of the European Parliament for the Group of the Progressive Alliance of Socialists and Democrats. She is a member of the European Parliament's Committee on Women's Rights and Gender Equality.