🗣 Wednesday was the world 🗺 International Day of the Girl 👧🏼 October is 👩🏼 Womens History Month 📚
This day 📆 we focus 🧠 on championing girls’ rights around the world 🌎 . In Canada 🇨🇦, this day is an important part of Women’s History Month celebrations 🎊. With this we recommit to supporting every girl 👱🏼♀️ to develop her skills 🤲🏻, enter the workforce on equal 〰️ terms and reach her full potential 🙌🏻. Today's generation of girls are preparing to enter a world 🌍 of work that is being transformed 🧠 by innovation 🕹 and automation 📱. Educated 📜 and skilled workers ⚒ are in great demand, but roughly a quarter of young people 👱🏼♀️ – most of them female – are currently neither 🙅🏼♀️ employed or in education or training.
Throughout the world 🌎, girls face higher ⬆️ rates of violence ⚔️, poverty 💰, and discrimination 🙅🏼♀️. In Canada, girls have higher rates of depression 😔, sexual harassment 🤭 and dating violence 😶. There is a growing 🌱 recognition that support 🤲🏻 for girls and their basic human rights is key 🔑 to fostering healthy 🌿communities.
That’s why 🌍 International Day of the Girl 👧🏼 and 👩🏼 Women’s History Month 📆 promote equal treatment and opportunities for women in areas such as law 👮🏼♀️, nutrition 🥗, freedom from violence and abuse 🙋🏼♀️, health care 🚑, education 📚 and training 🧘🏼♀️. Girls’ economic 💸 empowerment ✊🏻 is an important part of equality for girls – through improved access to education 👩🏼🎓, increased political participation and leadership 👩🏼💼, and better support and training for girls in STEM 👩🏼🔬, Canada 🇨🇦 and countries 🌐 around the world 🌏 can help create the conditions for girls to thrive 💪🏻 in every aspect of their lives.
Taken 📷 @al.r99 📆 10.2017
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