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International Day of the Girl 2016

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International Day of the Girl (IDG) is a day to recognize and support girls' rights and to end global gender inequality. This initiative was created to bring world focus to the challenges that girls face in their everyday lives, and to support governments and communities in addressing these challenges. As a girl-serving organization and a member of the world's largest voluntary movement for girls and women, Girl Guides of Canada–Guides du Canada (GGC) continues to commemorate this day each year with a specialized instant meeting. Our theme for 2016 is Close the Gap – focused on closing the gap between boys and girls engaged in science, technology, engineering and math (STEM) by encouraging girls exploring these areas.

Instant Meeting

International Day of the Girl is Tuesday October 11, 2016 – hold the instant meeting as close  to this date as possible Duration: Approximately 1 hour depending on activities selected.

The International Day of the Girl crest is available on the online store

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Related Programming 

Participation in this meeting can help girls in completing activities in the following areas:

Sparks: The World around Me Keeper; In My Community Keeper
Brownies: Key to My Community #5; Key to Me #4
Guides: Beyond You: Discover Your Community #3; You and Others: Learn About Leadership in a Group #4
Pathfinders: Follow that Woman module #4 and 6; What's Up Around the World module #11
Rangers: Global Awareness #8 and #17; Leadership and Management #3