International Day of the Girl

International Day of the Girl

The United Nations has declared October 11 as International Day of the Girl Child.

Canada led the international community in adopting this day, along with the support of Plan Canada. This day makes a difference in the lives of girls and young women as citizens and as powerful voices of change in their families, their communities and their nations.

In addition, the Government of Canada has made it a priority to improve the health of mothers, newborns and children in developing countries and to reduce the number of preventable deaths.

Minister Leitch invites Canadians to celebrate International Day of the Girl

Minister Leitch invites Canadians to join in celebrating International Day of the Girl

Hi, I'm Dr. Kellie Leitch.
As Canada's Minister of Status of Women,
it is my pleasure to invite you and all Canadians
to participate in this year's celebration
of International Day of the Girl on October 11.
Our government helped lead the way at the United Nations
to have this day established, and year after year
we've called on the international community
to rally together and protect the rights and freedoms
of young women and girls around the world.
On this special day, we celebrate young women
for the inspiration they provide to the lives
of their families and for the energy and enthusiasm
they bring to their communities.
Canada's girls are an inspiration to us every day.
They set a great example when playing sports,
getting involved in their communities
and in many other ways.
That's why I hope on International Day of the Girl
you take the opportunity to support and celebrate girls
and young women in your community
and all they represent for Canada's future.
Thank you. Merci.

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