While it's always good practice to stop and celebrate our achievements and accomplishments, we still have a long way to go to truly empower girls. The non-profit organization, Girls' Inc. coined the term "supergirl dilemma" in a 2006 report to describe the pressure on girls to be everything to everyone, all the time.
Saman Ahsan est directrice générale de la Fondation filles d’action, un organisme national sans but lucratif basé à Montréal. La fondation travaille depuis 1995 à renforcer le pouvoir d’agir des filles. Mme Ahsan a œuvré passionnément à cette cause au Pakistan, son pays natal, et la poursuit aujourd’hui au Canada, son pays d’adoption. Suivez les Filles d’action sur Twitter: @_GirlsAction.
According to Statistics Canada and the Canadian Institute for Health Information, rural and northern girls are more likely to smoke and drink, have higher rates of suicide, and have poorer mental health made worse by the remoteness of their location. These factors could explain why the mortality rate for rural girls is double the rate for those in urban areas.
10/18/2013 08:03 EDT
As Canadian girls grow up, they're told time and again that they can be whoever they want to be. The reality is far less ideal. Despite having more educational opportunities than ever, many girls are still confronted with violence and low self-esteem - sometimes with grave consequences.
03/20/2013 05:37 EDT
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