THE B.C. Government officially proclaimed October 11 as Every Girl Matters Day to coincide with the United Nations’ Day of the Girl.
 
The official presentation was conducted by Finance Minister Mike De Jong and Simon Gibson, MLA for Abbotsford-Mission.

 

 

 

 

 

Deesh Sekhon, founder of GirlKind Foundation, said: “I personally think that this proclamation sends a strong message throughout BC and Canada and even the rest of the world – as a province that 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.”