International Day of the Girl Celebrated by Young Women & Leadership Delegates

This past October, Nova Scotia delegates from the ASI’s Young Women & Community Leadership program were involved in the first year of celebrations for International Day of the Girl Child.

The United Nations declared October 11th, 2012 as the first International Day of the Girl Child. The day is a way to recognize girls’ rights, promote equal treatment and opportunities for girls around the world, and raise awareness about issues that affect them.

The Nova Scotia Advisory Council on the Status of Women partnered with The Roméo Dallaire Child Soldiers Initiative and the Canadian Red Cross to host an event in celebration of this day. The event included a reception, film screening, and panel discussion. Leadership was a key topic of the day, and ASI delegates Naomi Aloysius and Chloe Gagnon volunteered and shared their experiences as leaders and participants in the Young Women & Community Leadership Program.

Naomi and Chloe, along with fellow Nova Scotia delegate Ellen Taylor have all written essays about their history of leadership in their communities. Click on the links below to read their essays.

Making My Voice Heard 
by Chloe Gagnon

We’re Right Here 
by Ellen Taylor 

Small Actions, Big Impact 
by Naomi Aloysius


Pictured above: YW&CL delegate Naomi Aloysius, Jhoanna Miners of the Nova Scotia Advisory Council on the Status of Women, YW&CL delegate Chloe Gagnon

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