October 11 is International Day of the Girl Child, a day dedicated to celebrating the voices and power of girls, championing their rights worldwide, and reflecting on the challenges they continue to face because of their gender.
Canada led the international effort to establish this day in order to draw attention to the persistent inequalities and dangers that too many girls face around the world. The United Nations subsequently adopted a resolution to formally recognize this important date. In 2022, we commemorate the 10th anniversary of the International Day of the Girl Child.
Across Canada and around the world, girls are making an impact and creating positive change in their communities and far beyond. They are leading the way as students, entrepreneurs, volunteers and activists, and proving that you are never too young to shape the future and improve the lives of others.
The COVID-19 pandemic has amplified existing gender inequalities not only worldwide, but at home. This is why International Day of the Girl Child serves as an opportunity to recommit addressing these inequalities. We cannot succeed when half of us are held back.
Check out the statement from the Honourable Marci Ien, Minister for Women and Gender Equality and Youth, and the video from Jenna Sudds, Parliamentary Secretary to the Minister for Women and Gender Equality and Youth, to mark International Day of the Girl Child.
International Day of the Girl Child 2022 digital toolkit
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(1) Open the full-sized image
Open the full-sized image by clicking on the link of the image you wish to download.
(2) Open the contextual menu
On a PC: Right-click on the image you want to download.
On a Mac: Hold down the Control key (Ctrl) and click on the image you want to download.
On a mobile device: Tap and hold the image you want to download until the menu appears.
(3) Choose “Save as”
The options on the contextual menu will vary, depending on which web browser you’re using. Some browsers may say “Save as” while others may say “Save image as” or “Save picture as.”
(4) Rename the file (optional)
A dialogue box will open, giving you the opportunity to change the file name or keep it as is.
(5) Choose a destination folder
Specify a location to save the downloaded image and click “Save.”
Text version – Web banner
Image of the International Day of the Girl Child 2022. A girl is painting a rainbow. The Canada wordmark appears in the top right corner.
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