Source: Government of Prince Edward Island
Prince Edward Island Premier Dennis King today issued the following statement recognizing International Day of the Girl:
“On International Day of the Girl – October 11 – we celebrate girls across our province and around the world and recognize the importance of working together to ensure all girls have equal opportunity for success in whatever they choose to do.
This year’s United Nations theme – My Voice, Our Equal Future – is a reminder that we need to work towards empowering Island girls so we can learn from them and be inspired by their ideas and determination to change the world. We can do this by first creating equal opportunities for them to succeed right here at home.
I want girls across our province to feel celebrated every day, not just today. I want them to know that their voices are being heard. I want them to know that their dreams are never too big and that they can achieve anything. And I want them to know that our government will be there to encourage and support them as they continue to learn and grow in our province.
As we celebrate both International Day of the Girl and Women’s History Month, it is important to reflect on the significant achievements of women and girls in our province – the trailblazers, activists and advocates – who continue to make a difference in the lives of Islanders every day.
It is upon all of us to empower Island girls and the women in our lives and to advance gender equality. If we are to create stronger communities and a more inclusive and prosperous Prince Edward Island for generations to come, we must remember this.”
Executive Director, Communications and Public Affairs
Office of the Premier