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FEBRUARY 14TH: NATIONAL DAY OF ACTION TO ADDRESS GIRLS’ AND WOMEN’S ISSUES ACROSS CANADA

Montreal (QC), February 13th, 2015 - For Girls Action Foundation, Valentine’s Day is more about meaningful action than pink hearts and chocolate. For the 11th consecutive year, girls and young women across Canada are mobilizing for the National Day of Action to create projects that highlight issues important to them and their communities.
  
More than 40 creative initiatives from national network members will take place in communities large and small, from Montreal and Vancouver to Charlottetown and Whitehorse - including remote northern communities such as the Cree Nation of Wemindji in Quebec.

This year’s activities focus on three themes:

• Newcomer and immigrant girls engaging in violence prevention
• Celebrating women’s history in Canada
• Girls as community leaders
 
See a detailed list of this year’s community actions including mother-daughter art workshops and the creation of podcasts, to highlight issues such as racism, bullying and gender-based violence.
 
“This Day of Action helps to unite and inspire girls and young women to become agents of change in their communities and beyond. The well-being of girls affects all of society and should be a national concern,” says Saman Ahsan, Executive Director of Girls Action Foundation.

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For more information or to schedule an interview with Saman Ahsan, please contact:
Myriam Zaidi, Communications Coordinator, Girls Action Foundation
1-888-948-1112/514-948-1112; Cell: 438-878-1597