Today is the International Day of the Girl!
The UN created this day “to help galvanize worldwide enthusiasm for goals to better girls’ lives, providing an opportunity for them to show leadership and reach their full potential.”
According dayofthegirl.org - The Day of the Girl is a response to an urgent problem facing our world today: theneglect and devaluation of girls around the world. On October 11 of every year, we see dynamic groups across the world (led by girls, of course) acting to highlight, discuss, celebrate and ultimately advance girls’ lives and opportunities across the globe. When girls come together to talk about what really matters to us, we can teach ourselves and other people–adults, boys, and other girls all across the world–new ways of thinking about gender issues, which will help us take action to change the status quo.
Here’s a powerful video that sums it up.
Get involved now, click here becauseiamagirlcanada to learn how.
What are you doing to help advance girls and womens rights in Canada and around the world?