Young Nova Scotian Women Share Their Stories on International Day of the Girl

Status of Women

October 11, 2017 1:46 PM

Today, Oct. 11, is International Day of the Girl, a time to talk about issues concerning gender equality facing young women.

This year’s theme is Power of the Adolescent Girl: Vision for 2030, promoting initiatives for young women to take on their unique challenges and harness their potential.

“It is everyone’s responsibility to encourage young women to aspire to become leaders in their communities,” said Kelly Regan, Minister responsible for the Advisory Council on the Status of Women Act. “International Day of the Girl is an opportunity to speak out for equality, empower girls to reach their dreams and help build a better future for all women and girls.”

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