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File #: 0283X-2019    Version: 1
Type: Ceremonial Resolution Status: Passed
File created: 10/4/2019 In control: Tyson
On agenda: 10/7/2019 Final action: 10/10/2019
Title: To recognize and celebrate October 11, 2019 as the International Day of the Girl in the City of Columbus.
Sponsors: Priscilla Tyson, Elizabeth Brown, Mitchell Brown, Rob Dorans, Shayla Favor, Emmanuel V. Remy, Shannon G. Hardin

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To recognize and celebrate October 11, 2019 as the International Day of the Girl in the City of Columbus.


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WHEREAS, the concept of the International Day of the Girl first began as a part of the World Conference on Women in Beijing, China which was held in 1995 - this conference was the catalyst of change as it allowed countries to unanimously adopt the Beijing Declaration and Platform for Action which at the time was the most progressive blueprint for advancing the rights of women and girls in the world as it specifically called out the rights of girls; and

WHEREAS, The United Nations General Assembly adopted Resolution 66/170 on December 19, 2011 declaring October 11th as the International Day of the Girl recognizing the rights of girls and the unique challenges facing girls around the world; and

WHEREAS, The International Day of the Girl focuses attention on the need to address the challenges girls face by promoting the empowerment of girls and the fulfilment of their human rights - Adolescent girls have the right to a safe, educated, and healthy life, not only during these critical formative years, but also as they mature into women - it is believed that with effective support during the adolescent years, girls have the potential to change the world - both as the empowered girls of today and as tomorrow’s workers, mothers, entrepreneurs, mentors, household heads, and political leaders - this investment in realizing the power of adolescent girls upholds their rights and promises a more equitable and prosperous future, one in which half of humanity is an equal partner to solving the problems of climate change, political conflict, economic growth, disease prevention, and global sustainability; and

WHEREAS, the theme for the 2019 International Day of the Girl will be “Girl Force: Unscripted and Unstoppable - a Platform of Action with nine indicators and action items for girls which include: eliminating all forms of discrimination against girls...

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