A-List is proud to have teamed up with The Rotary Club of New York and UN Women for the Adolescent Girls Renew Educate Empower (A.G.R.E.E.) initiative. The remarkable program will increase empowerment and education for adolescent girls and young women in Sierra Leone and other developing countries, in the context of poverty eradication and the achievement of gender equality.
On Thursday September 22nd, we had the opportunity to witness the official signing of agreement as The Rotary Club NY entered into partnership with UN Women and the RCNY Foundation to formalize the A.G.R.E.E. initiative. A-List President Scott Farber was honored to stand alongside UN Women Deputy Executive Director Lakshmi Puri, the Honourable Ambassador Choong-hee Hahn of the Republic of Korea, President of RCNY Jon Erbilgin, and Rotary International’s representative to the United Nations Helen Reisler.
We had the privilege to hear from Lakshmi Puri at the signing event as she detailed some of the goals of the initiative:
We must promote the participation, voice and action of adolescent girls and young women, such as clubs and community groups and other organizations and networks, led by adolescent girls and young women.
The A.G.R.E.E. initiative will empower adolescent girls through education and give them the confidence to amplify their own voices and increase their economic and civic participation.
A.G.R.E.E. is grounded in UN Women’s youth and gender equality strategy and proposes a clear pathway to empower adolescent girls and young women in their education and skills development. (Source: http://www.unwomen.org/en/news/stories/2016/9/lakshmi-puri-speech-on-launch-of-agree-initiative#sthash.a2xhkUlW.dpuf)
We look forward to working with these wonderful groups as we all A.G.R.E.E. to change!
(Learn more about the event at the NY Rotary’s website: http://www.nyrotary.org/)