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Girls from Central Eastern Europe steal the spotlight in the 2019 Girls in Europe awards

Three out of those four winners come in this area.

All eyes were on Laura Kövesi, that battled corruption in her native Romania, and today is set to become the very first European primary prosecutor.

“I don’t believe in this instant I don’t have to be a woman, I must have enormous experience, I have been a prosecutor for 24 decades,” Kövesi explained.

But being a girl may be an advantage for her new location.

“You must take part in hearings of kids or women who are victims of, by way of instance, human trafficking and as you’re a girl you may establish an excellent dialogue and you may obtain more than the usual man prosecutor,” Kövesi explained.

The struggle against sex violence also took center stage. Two winners in Bulgaria and Czechia were known for their work in this Area

“It is crucial to embrace changes in the national legislation to stop and to fight violence against girls,” human rights attorney Milena Kadieva, that obtained Woman in Action, stated.

Johanna Nejedlová obtained the Woman in Youth Activism award because of her job co-founding CONSENT.

“The society doesn’t view it as a significant problem but the amounts compared to every tenth girl experiences rap throughout her life so it’s a massive problem,” Nejedlová explained.

The last award, Woman in Business, went to Eleonora Azzaoui and Vera Günther who are the creators of Mimycri, an organization which designs and produces high-quality luggage from rubber refugee ships.

The fourth yearly edition of Girls of Europe Awards recognized the accomplishments and revolutionary work of the girls making a change for the better in Europe. The event was jointly organized by the European Movement International and the European Women’s Lobby in the BELvue Museum, in Brussels.