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Celebrating International Day of the Girl

This blog post was written by Grace Millar, Girl Programs Coordinator at the Women’s Centre.  Since 2012, October 11 has been celebrated as the International Day of the Girl. The day marked by the United Nations to “highlight and address the needs and challenges girls face, while promoting girls’ empowerment and the fulfillment of their human rights.”  For some of us, the memory of being a

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Girl Power After School!

Starting October 6, girls 10-12 years old can get a hardy dose of Girl Power twice a week, every week! Excited? So are we! And to get you even more excited, here is a sneak peek at the activities we have planned for the first month. Media & Gender will be our overall focus, with

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A Summer of Girl Power

By Sarah Winstanley In the poem I am an Emotional Creature, a tribute to girls around the world, playwright and activist Eve Ensler finishes with this powerful phrase: “I love – hear me, love love love being a girl.” In a world where girls carry the weight of so much gender stereotyping and responsibility, this

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