Archive for October, 2012

October is Breast Cancer Awareness month

For Breast Cancer Awareness month we wanted to close out October with a special event featuring our partner and breast cancer research expert, the Dr. Susan Love Research Foundation. Join Soroptimist International of the Americas next Tuesday, for a live chat on the Live Your Facebook Page.

Join Naz Sykes, Executive Director, Dr. Susan Love Research Foundation on Oct. 30th @ 2:00PM (Eastern time).

What do you want to know about breast cancer?

October 24 2012 under SI News

International Day of the Girl

The United Nations has declared October 11, 2012 as the world’s first International Day of the Girl Child.

Canada led the call in 2009 for an International Day of the Girl. After two years of petitions and advocacy, Plan Canada raised awareness about the particular challenges that girls face and to take action and the House of Commons unanimously supported a motion to have Canada lead this international campaign. On October 11, 2011, Minister Ambrose calls upon member states to support the proclamation of an International Day of the Girl during an address to the United Nations’ Third Committee on Social, Humanitarian and Cultural Affairs. The resolution was formally adopted by the UN General Assembly.

Canadians are celebrating the first International Day of the Girl today, October 11, 2012. Girls will be recognized as powerful agents of change and as leaders of today and tomorrow, and girl-specific issues will be highlighted.

Find out more on the Government of Canada website, or visit Plan Canada’s Because I’m A Girl campaign:

October 11 2012 under General