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.



Coloring sheets

Learn more about Canada’s leadership on maternal, newborn and child health.


Stories of Girls Making a Difference

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