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GIRLS ACTION NEWS
February 13, 2015
FEBRUARY 14TH: NATIONAL DAY OF ACTION TO ADDRESS GIRLS’ AND WOMEN’S ISSUES ACROSS CANADA
Montreal (QC), February 13th, 2015 - For Girls Action Foundation, Valentine’s Day is more about meaningful action than pink hearts and chocolate. For the 11th consecutive year, girls and young women across Canada are mobilizing for the National Day of Action to create projects that highlight issues important to them and their communities.
February 13, 2014
GIRLS ACTION FOUNDATION HOSTS 10TH NATIONAL DAY OF ACTION
Montreal – February 13, 2014 – Starting February 14th, for the tenth consecutive year, Girls Action Foundation is inviting members of its national network, including community organisations belonging to diverse communities from across Canada, to change the script on Valentine’s Day with a call to action!
February 28, 2013
MEDIA ADVISORY: GIRLS IN CANADA SUBJECT TO DATING VIOLENCE, SELF-HARM, LOW SELF-ESTEEM, RACIAL DISCRIMINATION
Montreal - February 28, 2013: On the eve of International Women’s Day, a new report, Beyond Appearances: Brief on the Main Issues Facing Girls in Canada, uncovers the real story of girls’ lives in Canada. The never before compiled information reveals that girls still face many hurdles despite gains in education and legal equality.
February 06, 2013
YOUNG LEADERS TAKE HEART ON V-DAY
Montreal – February 6, 2013 – Despite the on-going gender gap in politics, government and business, on Valentine’s Day, young women across Canada are showing what it means to be a leader – if not in public office or the board room, in their communities.
September 18, 2012
WANTED: YOUNG WOMEN IN LEADERSHIP ROLES
Montreal - September 18, 2012: Men are still outnumbering women in government, business and decision-making roles. “While gains have been made in the past decades, there is a lot of work yet to be done,” says Saman Ahsan, Executive Director of Girls Action Foundation. “We believe in starting young to cultivate girls’ leadership especially in marginalized communities,” she adds. It’s a message Ahsan will take to Light a Spark, a Toronto event being held on October 4th to encourage advancing young womens’ leadership, and to celebrate the first UN-declared International Day of the Girl Child (to be marked on October 11 each year).
March 26, 2012
NATIONAL INITIATIVE ANNOUNCES TOP AWARDS TO INNOVATORS IN FIRST NATIONS, MÉTIS AND INUIT EDUCATION AND LEARNING
Toronto - March 26, 2012: Ashoka Canada, The Counselling Foundation of Canada, The J.W. McConnell Family Foundation, Martin Aboriginal Education Initiative, and partners* announce award-winning ideas and projects that take the top honours in the Changemakers Initiative: Inspiring Approaches to First Nations, Métis and Inuit Learning.
February 08, 2012
GIRLS ACTION FOUNDATION HOSTS ITS 8TH NATIONAL DAY OF ACTION
Montreal, Quebec - February 8, 2012 - For the 8th consecutive year, Girls Action Foundation is flipping the script on chocolate and roses. Instead we are shining light on girls and young women who are making an impact in their communities.
January 17, 2012
NATIONAL GIRLS’ ORGANIZATION APPOINTS NEW LEADER AS UN DECLARES INTERNATIONAL DAY OF THE GIRL CHILD
Montreal, Quebec – January 17, 2012 – Ms Saman Ahsan celebrates the creation of the International Day of the Girl Child as she steps into her new role as Executive Director of Girls Action Foundation, Canada’s leading girls’ empowerment organization.
November 17, 2011
YOUNG WOMEN SPEAK THEIR TRUTHS AND BUILD THEIR STRENGTHS IN SASKATOON, NOVEMBER 18-21 2011
Presented by the Native Youth Sexual Health Network and Girls Action Foundation
As part of the Indigenous Young Women: Speaking Our Truths, Building Our Strengths project, a national gathering is taking place in Saskatoon November 18th to 21st bringing together self-identified Indigenous young women including those who identify as trans, Two Spirit, and gender non-conforming between the ages of 16 to 25; seeking to meet young women where they are at.
April 27, 2011
IF YOUNG WOMEN VOTED, WOULD THINGS CHANGE?
If young women voted, would things change?
Girls Action Foundation brings young women together to strengthen their political power
Montreal, Quebec – April 27, 2011 The voting rate among young women aged 18 to 24 was only 38.5% in the last federal election (Elections Canada).
To encourage young women to take their power into their own hands, Girls Action Foundation delivers leadership programs for girls and young women and distributes tools like “Step it Up: A young women’s guide to influencing public policy.”
March 08, 2011
NATIONAL OPINION POLL & RESULTS ON GIRLS IN CANADA TODAY
The LIGHT A SPARK campaign creates an inspiring movement for positive change
"The belief that girls and boys should have equal rights and privileges is fundamental to what it means to be Canadian," according to over nine in ten (93%) Canadians in a newly released Angus Reid poll. The national survey, commissioned by Girls Action Foundation, also shows significant public concern about the specific challenges faced by girls..."
November 29, 2010
TATIANA FRASER RECOGNIZED AS ONE OF CANADA’S MOST POWERFUL WOMEN FOR 2010
MONTREAL, QC – November 29, 2010 – Girls Action Foundation congratulates Tatiana Fraser, Executive Director, for being announced as a recipient of the prestigious 2010 Canada's Most Powerful Women: Top 100™ Awards, in the Champions category.
“I share this award with thousands of girls, young women, mentors, and hard-working community groups across Canada who are dedicated to girls’ empowerment,” says Fraser.
March 25, 2009
GENDER MATTERS: GIRLS ACTION FOUNDATION RESEARCH ADDS TO CALL FOR INCLUSION OF GENDER IN MENTAL HEALTH
In 2003, the Senate Standing Committee on Social Affairs, Science and Technology published The Health of Canadians – The Federal Role, which studied the state of the Canadian health care system. While it addressed many important issues relating to mental health, it did not acknowledge the effects of gender on mental health.
February 04, 2009
WHAT DO GIRLS REALLY NEED TO DO TO BE LOVED?
St. Valentine’s Day is marked by an obsessive focus on relationships (or lack thereof), and a frenzy of sentimentality that results in Canadians spending on average more than $92 on gifts! The Girls Action Foundation offers a cliché-busting alternative: come celebrate the National Day of Action and find out what girls really need to be loved.
February 01, 2009
KICKACTION GOES CARNIVALESQUE!
Carnivalesque describes a place where ordinary life and its rules are temporarily suspended and everyday social hierarchies are overturned by normally suppressed voices. In keeping with this subversive revelry and to celebrate the Girls Action Foundation National Day of Action on February 14, kickaction.ca will host a month-long blogging carnival!
January 28, 2009
CATCH THE VALENTINE’S DAY VIRUS!
For the third consecutive year, POWER Camp National / Filles d’action is launching a fun, eco-friendly and innovative e-card campaign – original Valentine’s Day cards for all the phenomenal girls and women in our lives! This initiative runs between February 1st to 14th, with the goal of raising funds to support empowerment projects for girls and young women across the country. It’s an e-virus you’ll want to catch!
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