By Katerina Lovtchinova, ONE Belgium Youth Ambassador
Together, with fellow #ONEYouth18 volunteers from across Europe, we actively engaged participants with a quiz on sexist laws, a wall full of hopes and dreams for the world and insights on ONE’s commitment to closing the gender gap at the 2018 European Development Days.For me, the highlight of the conference was when Kristalina Georgieva, CEO of the World Bank, came to ONE’s stand.It was a great honour for me to meet her, not only because she, like myself, is Bulgarian, but because she is committed to helping women and girls reach their potential through proper investment in education and job opportunities! Plus, she’s dedicated to making sure women have the same rights and access to opportunities as men in part of the world.
I was excited to be among the Youth Ambassadors included in the interview panel and be given the opportunity to discuss why #PovertyIsSexist and ask for her expert advice on making our voices even stronger in spreading this message.
Kristalina Georgieva shared her enthusiasm regarding our work and said that when it comes to information on women and girls, her team at the World Bank relies on data from ONE.
With the @ONEinEU Youth Ambassadors at #EDD2018 – your energy and enthusiasm are so contentious. Yes, we can rid the world of poverty and sexism. With you. pic.twitter.com/FJohJVJtDI
— Kristalina Georgieva (@KGeorgieva) June 6, 2018