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    WE CELEBRATE INTERNATIONAL
    Day of the girl

    This year, we celebrated girls in the seats of classrooms, boardrooms, senates, courtrooms, corner offices and more. Watch how the world came together to say #girlsbelonghere

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  • Girl holding I belong here placard Girls holding I belong here placard

    We believe
    #girlsbelonghere

    We’re celebrating International Day of the Girl by sharing an important message: Girls belong here – In leadership roles and anywhere else they choose. To find out more, check out our blog post.

    Girls’ Empowerment Matters
  • Cheryl Hickey shares message of support Cheryl Hickey shares message of support

    Cheryl Hickey on why
    girls belong here

    ET Canada’s Cheryl Hickey shares her message of support for #GirlsBelongHere to mark International Day of the Girl.

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Canada Knows
#GirlsBelongHere

Girls and women belong in the seats of classrooms, boardrooms, courtrooms, and press rooms. They belong on the playing field, in the director’s chair, everywhere decisions are made, and anywhere else they choose.

Spread the word

and show your support!

                               
Map of Canada

 

 

SEEING IS BELIEVING

This past International Day of the Girl, girls across Canada and the world made it their mission to make girls’ empowerment and leadership a force to be reckoned with. More than 250 girls stepped into leadership roles worldwide, showing why girls’ empowerment matters and the powerful impact it can make.

Check out some photos from International Day of the Girl.

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HISTORY OF INTERNATIONAL DAY OF THE GIRL

Check out some highlights over the years as we continue to celebrate International Day of the Girl.

A young woman.
Day of the Girl, 2016.

To mark the 5th International Day of the Girl on October 11, girls across Canada and around the world made their voices heard and contributed to meaningful decisions that affect everyone.

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A group of girls seated at a table, while one makes a speech.
Day of the Girl, 2015

See how the world came together to stand up for the rights of girls, and championed a brighter future for all.

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Girls holding books on their head.
Day of the Girl, 2014

Watch how we celebrated 3 years of Day of the Girl, and stood up for girls’ rights around the world.

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#GirlsBelongHere
and so do you!

Our message is inspiring—look at who’s sharing it!

 

WAYS TO GET INVOLVED

There are so many ways you can get involved with our mandate, and show the world that #GirlsBelongHere. Check out our Get Involved page to learn more.