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Every Girl Matters Day in BC

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.


We are hosting a small celebration to mark this occasion from 10-1pm at the University of the Fraser Valley in Abbotsford, BC. Honorable Minister Mike De Jong will be joining us and presenting us 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 & baked goods will be served.

From Oct 1-31, 2013, 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 on our front page.

Take the opportunity this day to participate in our photo campaign and give your reasons as to why girls matter.