In recognition of the first ever International Day of the Girl, members of Woonsocket-based YWCA Rhode Island met with North Smithfield Town Administrator Paulette Hamilton, who signed a proclamation declaring Oct. 11 Day of the Girl.
“YWCA Rhode Island is pleased to observe the first ever International
Day of the Girl as a part of our effort to empower women and girls.”
says Deborah L. Perry, President/Chief Executive Officer of YWCA Rhode
Island. “Our advocacy work through our programs like Rosie’s Girls
and GoGirlGo! will not be completed until we reach gender equity at
every level of government, aspect of business and part of life.”
The United Nations General Assembly adopted a resolution in 2011 to
establish Oct. 11 as the International Day of the Girl. Today
there are many more opportunities for girls but serious problems
continue to exist. International Day of the Girl is an opportunity to
educate others about the importance of girls, to speak against
specific injustices, and to advocate for equality everywhere so girls
can pursue their dreams.