5-6 JUNE 2018 / Tour & Taxis / Brussels

Girls on the Move – Protecting Girls in Migration and Displacement

How can international development stakeholders act to better address the needs of displaced and migrant girls?

Brainstorming lab
Tuesday, June 5, 2018
18:00 to 19:15

Migration and displacement can be extremely disruptive events in a person's life. Migrant and displaced girls are among the most vulnerable and are affected disproportionately,with severe impact on their physical and mental health,welfare and successful transition to adulthood. Research shows that migrant and displaced girls are aware of the risk of violence and abuse on their journeys,yet they still embark on these perilous journeys due to grinding poverty,conflict and/or gender based inequity. In this brainstorming lab,we will bring together civil society, international organisations,migration experts and former migrant girls to discuss key and unique risks and vulnerabilities of migrant and displaced girls,key challenges faced by humanitarian and development actors in protecting girls on the move,and showcase best practices and measures to mitigate these risks and challenges. This session is organised by Save the Children in partnership with the Danish Refugee Council,IOM and UNICEF.

Organised by


Ester Asin Martinez
Director & EU Representative
Save the Children
Kathrine Starup
Global Specialist Lead on Protection
Danish Refugee Council - Dansk Flygtningehaelp
Natalia Alonso Cano
Senior Policy and Advocacy Advisor
UNICEF (United Nations Children's Fund)
Irina Todorova
Senior Regional Migrant Assistance Specialist
International Organization for Migration (IOM)
Hannah Newth
Child Protection Adviser
Save the Children
Stefano Signore
Head of Unit
European Commission - DG for International Cooperation and Development (DEVCO)