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Women's History Month

October is Women's History Month. This month represents an opportunity to highlight the past and present contributions of women to from all walks of life as a vital part of our society.

Each year, the Manitoba Women’s Advisory Council organizes an event to commemorate this month.

Please stay tuned to our website for information on the upcoming event details.

International Day of the Girl

October 11, 2017 is International Day of the Girl. The United Nations first declared the day in December 2011.

It is a time to celebrate and recognize girls from Manitoba, to reflect on the achievements of girls and how to remove barriers that prevent girls from reaching their full potential.

We encourage individuals, organizations and agencies from across our province to hold events and celebrate in their own way.

Here are just a few ideas you can do in your community:

  • Start a group at your school or work to organize an event to recognize International Day of the Girl celebration on October 11, 2017.
  • Plan a luncheon, a walk, a lecture at your school or in your community.
  • Get a group of girls together to participate in a service project in your community.
  • Donate or volunteer to a cause or charitable organization that supports girls.
  • Take some time, either individually or as a group of girls, to learn about the lives of girls in other parts of Manitoba, or Canada or globally.

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