Released on October 11, 2017
The Government of Saskatchewan is pleased to join with the federal government and the United Nations by celebrating the International Day of the Girl.
October 11 was first declared International Day of the Girl by the United Nations in 2011. The International Day of the Girl focuses attention on the need to address the challenges girls face and to promote their empowerment.
The United Nations has established a mission for International Day of the Girl of “helping galvanize worldwide enthusiasm for goals to better girls’ lives, providing an opportunity for them to show leadership and reach their full potential”.
“Taking the time to mark this day is an opportunity to demonstrate that young women everywhere can accomplish anything they put their minds to,” Minister responsible for the Status of Women Bronwyn Eyre said. “We want to help Saskatchewan girls reach their full potential.”
Girls are being encouraged to share their stories of taking action for equality and making a difference on social media using the hashtag #ClaimYourPlace. Join the conversation on Twitter, Facebook and Instagram.
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