October 11, 2018 (Edmonton) – On behalf of the Alberta Party Caucus, Status of Women Critic MLA Karen McPherson is wishing everyone a celebratory International Day of the Girl 2018.

“Today, we celebrate the girls in our lives; our daughters and nieces, our neighbours and our friends. This year’s theme of “With Her: A Skilled Girlforce” is about helping girls in the changing digital, global economy.”

“As we work alongside each other to ensure that tomorrow’s workplace is better for all women and that the necessary spaces create equity in order for women to succeed, let’s not forget our humanity. This initiative is create more equitable workplaces, not deprive anyone of opportunity.”

“Girls in Alberta are 50% of the population, yet that number is not reflected in corporate boardrooms across our province; we can do better. When we look at developing nations across the globe, we see many young girls having to go to work instead of going to school, and entering jobs that only offer low pay and terrible working conditions.”

“So on behalf of the Alberta Party Caucus, I wish all girls across Alberta a Happy International Day of the Girl, and encourage people to remember today to acknowledge the girls in your lives who are blazing the trail for their bright futures, and to advocate for those in nations where there is still a very long way to go.”

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Contact:
Barb Currie
Director of Operations
Alberta Party Caucus
(780) 289-6793
Barbara.Currie@assembly.ab.ca


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