International Day of the Girl

International Day of the Girl - #BecauseofHer

When a girl gets the right start in life, her potential is limitless. When a girl grows up knowing that she can follow her dreams, her dreams get bigger. When she believes she can succeed, she works toward that success. When she has opportunities to shine, she shows the world what she can do. A girl like this grows up expecting equality.

Do it “Because of Her”

Every girl deserves an equal start in life and the chance to grow to her full potential. That equality starts with clean water, healthy food and a safe place to live. It starts with education, support from the community and freedom from violence.

Together, we can create these conditions for girls across the globe. We can help girls thrive and take their place as leaders in the world. We can show them that gender equality is, not just possible, but necessary. Our future depends on it.


There are many different ways girls are creating positive momentum in their own lives and in the lives of their families, their communities and the world. To celebrate International Day of the Girl 2016, we are inviting Canadians to tell us about the amazing girls in their lives who are making a difference

If you know a girl who’s working to make gender equality a reality, inspire her to share her story on social media using the hashtag #BecauseOfHer. Or tell us about her by posting a status update, picture or video!

If you ARE a girl who’s taking action for gender equality, we want to know about it! Tell us what you’re doing on Twitter or Facebook and join the #BecauseOfHer conversation today!

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