GirlKIND Foundation with Reach Gallery Museum host 2nd annual “Every Girl Matters” Day in B.C. at Abbotsford

“On December 19, 2011, the United Nations General Assembly adopted Resolution 66/170 to declare 11 October as the International Day of the Girl Child, to recognize girls’ rights and the unique challenges girls face around the world.” – United Nations


HEADLINES EGM Day_WebAS part of the effort to help bring attention to the many issues girls face around the world, GirlKIND asked the B.C. Government to mark this day in conjunction with the UN’s “Day of the Girl,” as “Every Girl Matters Day” in B.C.

GirlKIND are hosting a small celebration to mark this occasion from 1-3 p.m. at the Reach Gallery Museum. Finance Minister Mike de Jong will be joining them and presenting them with the Proclamation for Every Girl Matters Day. This is a free event open to the public to come network with others and help celebrate this day.

There will also be a screening of the critically acclaimed film “Girl Rising,” which documents the lives of girls around the world that are making a difference in their communities. An art area will be set up for individuals to create inspiring pieces of art.

GirlKIND has initiated a worldwide “Every Girl Matters Photo Campaign,” asking the general public to participate in answering the question as to why girls matters. This is another effort to help raise awareness on the issue of “gendercide” and the many gender discriminations females face around the world. More info on the campaign is available at

GirlKIND is a group of individuals who have come together to fight Gendercide, combat gender discrimination and raise awareness on this issue through different avenues. They are helping empower girls and women to change cultural values, one girl at a time. “Creating a better world where every girl matters.”

They are a registered, incorporated and approved non-profit organization in B.C. and a designated charitable organization by Revenue Canada.