By Joan Akello
The empowerment of girls and women is one of the most effective tools for economic, political and social development. Young women aged 18 to 20 are called up on to apply online to participate in the summit next year.
There are 3.5 billion girls and women in the world. prior to the G20 leaders meeting in Russia, twenty-one girls, one from each G20 country plus representatives from the European and African Unions, will come together for the third G(irls)20 Summit that will be held June 13th to 21st 2013.
The summit’s themes will parallel the themes of the G20 leaders meeting. The Summit culminates in a delegate-led press conference and communiqué that provides a blueprint to G20 leaders on how to utilize and engage one of the best resources in the world – girls and women.
Google issued a statement saying: “Women@Google are helping to empower the 3.5 billion girls and women worldwide by supporting the G(irls)20 Summit in Mexico in 2012. Google will be hosting a pre-conference training session on how to ‘navigate the digital landscape’ as well as providing one-on-one mentorship to each of the girls. ”
You can visit http://www.girls20summit.com/the-summit/application-russia-2013 for application details.