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Plan International Canada Collaborating with Twitter and the United Nations to Launch a Twitter Emoji for #DayOfTheGirl

October 08, 2018 (TORONTO, ON) – To mark International Day of the Girl, Plan International Canada is collaborating with Twitter and the United Nations to launch a special #DayOfTheGirl emoji – representing the global movement for girls' rights and equality. To create the emoji, Plan International Canada consulted with its Youth Advisory Council to select the final design, which symbolizes the power, resilience, and potential of girls worldwide.

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The emoji will be unlocked from October 8th – 12th, 2018 when people use #DayOfTheGirl, which will be available globally in several different languages, including French, Japanese, Portuguese, Spanish, Korean, Chinese, Bahasa Indonesian, Arabic, German, Turkish, Russian, Italian and Dutch.

"Every day, girls around the world are denied equal opportunity to become leaders, to make decisions that affect their lives, to raise their voices and be heard." says Caroline Riseboro, President & CEO of Plan International Canada. "That is why it's vital that we shine a light on these issues, whether in board rooms, classrooms or on our Twitter timelines. Conversations on Twitter drive meaningful dialogue in the real world, and we hope this emoji will spark a much-needed discussion on girls' rights in the lead up to International Day of the Girl."

"We're excited to be bringing a new look to International Day of the Girl conversations on Twitter for 2018," says Michele Austin, Head of Government, Public Policy & Philanthropy, Twitter Canada. "Each year, the movement and the #DayOfTheGirl hashtag drive a high volume of conversation across the globe. For 2018, this new emoji will bring even more colour and energy to what audiences are seeing and experiencing on Twitter."

For media inquiries please contact:

Leah Siversky, Media & PR Specialist
Phone: 437-828-8877

About Plan International Canada

Plan International Canada is a member of a global organization dedicated to advancing children’s rights and equality for girls. We have been building powerful partnerships for children for over 80 years and are now active in more than 70 countries.

We are calling on all Canadians to Defy Normal: to believe in the power and potential of every child and to take a stand anywhere children are oppressed, exploited or left behind and anywhere girls aren’t equally valued.

Together, we can create a world where all unleash their full potential.


Plan International Canada led the global movement to make International Day of the Girl (IDG) a reality, garnering all-party support from the Canadian Parliament and the United Nations. Since 2012, we have celebrated it annually, igniting a global mass movement to amplify girls' voices, advocate for their rights, and elevate their position in society.

To learn more about Plan International Canada's International Day of the Girl campaign visit