Girls and Young Women in Canada

Canadian girls and young women are strong and resilient. Their overall success in school suggests they are well positioned not only to fulfil their potential but also to contribute to their communities and to our country’s economy. Yet girls are more likely than boys and young men to be victims of family violence; to experience a greater decline in self-esteem as they enter adolescence; and to be victims of bullying.

Concerted effort is needed to remove these barriers to girls’ and young women’s fulfilment. Why? Because what is good for girls and young women is good for all of us.

International Day of the Girl
International Day of the Girl (October 11)

Resources

Status of Women Canada publications that are no longer available on this Web site can be downloaded from the Library and Archives Canada web site.

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