Today’s a special Thursday post. My friend, Patricia Sands blogged about the International Day of the Girl earlier this week and I wanted to keep the momentum going. She’s Canadian, so this post has a bit of a Canadian slant, but there are tons of ways American women can get involved as well.
Because girls are important. Girls matter. Girls kick ass!
This is what Patricia had to say about the International Day of the Girl…
Last December, the United Nations’ General Assembly officially designated October 11 as the International Day of The Girl. Today, Canada and nations around the world will focus on raising awareness of the particular challenges that girls face and implement plans to take action.
The Canadian government led the resolution at the UN and over 100 member nations have already pledged their support. Individually we can all show our support in many ways and most easily by spreading the word and getting involved. Let’s face it, we women know how to communicate!
Every girl is someone’s daughter. Let’s make all daughters proud by honouring them and working toward gender equality and girls’ rights everywhere on this planet.
Here are some excellent links for more details on the subject. Please pass the information on and see how you can get involved with whatever your community plans for this landmark occasion.
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As we celebrate Thanksgiving in Canada, what better time to be reminded of our own good fortune and the struggles of others, near and far. We are in this life together so let’s pay it forward in whatever ways possible.