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 Canadian to participate in the Strong Girls, Strong World video contest

Minister Leitch invites Canadian to participate in the Strong Girls, Strong World video contest

Hi, I'm Doctor Kellie Leitch.
As Minister of Status of Women,
I'm proud to announce that the Government of Canada
has just launched a new Girls Advisory Council.
The Council builds on our unique "Strong Girls, Strong World"
event last October in Toronto which recognized
the enormous achievements and potential of girls in Canada
and around the world.
The Girls Advisory Council will share ideas with me
and the federal government.
It will empower girls to be leaders,
focus on mentoring and championing,
and focus on preventing violence against women and girls.
If you are 15 to 24 years old, I invite you to apply
to be a member of this Council.
The process is simple.
You just need to submit a short video telling us why
the International Day of the Girl is important to you,
and why you would you like to be part of this Council.
For more information, please go to dayofthegirl.gc.ca.
The best part is, you can be an agent of change for girls
and young women across Canada - I hope you will consider
taking part in this exciting initiative!
Thank you.

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