“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.”
AS part of the effort to help bring attention to the many issues girls face around the world, 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 B.C.
GirlKIND are hosting a small celebration to mark this occasion from 10 a.m. to 1 p.m. at the University of the Fraser Valley in Abbotsford. Finance Minister Mike de Jong will be joining them and presenting them with the Proclamation for Every Girl Matters Day.
This is a free event open to the public to come network with others to come get involved and help celebrate this day. Coffee and baked goods will be served.
From October 1 to 31, GirlKIND has initiated a worldwide “Every Girl Matters Photo Campaign,” asking the general public to participate in answering the question as to why girls matters. This is another effort to help raise awareness on the issue of “Gendercide,” and the many gender discriminations females face around the world. More info on the campaign is available by visiting www.girlkind.org
GirlKIND is a group of individuals who have come together to fight Gendercide, combat gender discrimination and raise awareness on this issue through different avenues. They are helping empower girls and women to change cultural values, one girl at a time. “Creating a better world where every girl matters.”
They are a registered, incorporated and approved non-profit organization in B.C. and a designated charitable organization by Revenue Canada.