The B.C. Government has officially proclaimed Oct. 11 as Every Girl Matters Day to coincide with the United Nations’ Day of the Girl. Official presentation was conducted by Minister Mike De Jong and MLA Simon Gibson of Abbotsford, BC. I personally think that this proclamation sends a strong message throughout BC and Canada and even the rest of the world. As a Province who believes in equal rights and opportunities for girls. A province that stands up to injustices that girls face in their own local backyards as well as our global backyards.
We are very proud to mark this day and feel that this is a step in the right direction for all girls and women. More pics can be viewed on our Facebook page or by clicking read more.
GirlKIND Foundation in partnership with the Indo-Canadian Department of Studies at the University of the Fraser Valley to Host the first “Every Girl Matters,” Day in British Columbia.
“On December 19, 2011, the United Nations General Assembly adopted Resolution 66/170 to declare 11 October as the International Day of the Girl Child, to recognize girls’ rights and the unique challenges girls face around the world.“ --United Nations
As part of the effort to help bring attention to the many issues girls face around the world including "Gendercide," and many gender discriminations, GirlKIND asked the British Columbia Government to mark this day in conjunction with the UN’s “Day of the Girl,” as “Every Girl Matters Day,” in BC.
This past weekend, GirlKIND had the opportunity to participate in Abbotsford's largest multicultural festival at the Ag-Rec, AbbyFest . It was great engaging the public in what we do as well as it gave us a head start to our "Every Girl Matters," Photo Campaign. We asked the public to take part by asking them why girls matters. The responses were fantastic! All pics will be posted on our Facebook page for you to view.
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It just takes one girl to make a difference. What are you waiting for? Get involved, join the movement!