Last year this time I had no idea that on the anniversary of the second International Day of Girl Child, I would be carrying a baby girl who will be born in a few months. Happy second International Girl Child Day to Malala, my unborn daughter and all other proud Canadian girls. You are the future!
Gender Equality Specialist, Researcher, Advocate
Lily Pourzand was born and raised in Iran. She migrated to Canada in 1999 after graduated from Law School. Lily received her Women’s Studies degree from York University in 2006 and graduated in LL.M. with special focus on Gender Equality and from Osgoode Hall Law School in 2010. Lily is a certified Life Coach and Life Skills Coach with extensive experiences in designing and running workshops. She is am independent writer and a public speaker. Currently, Lily works as Women Individual and Transitional Support Counsellor at Women’s Centre of York Region.
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