International Day Of The Girl Event On Oct 6th

September 30, 2019 | 0 Comments

The fifth annual event in Bermuda to mark the United Nations’ International Day of the Girl will be held on Sunday, October 6 from 2.00pm to 5.00pm on the North Field at the National Sports Centre.

A spokesperson said, “This is a free event for girls of all ages only. This event has grown in recent years with 300-400 girls expected this year. The United Nations designated each October 11th as the International Day for the Girl in 2012 to draw attention to the inequality faced by girls around the globe solely due to their gender.

“The Bermuda event is usually held on the closest Sunday to the 11th. Areas of inequality include access to education, nutrition, legal rights, equity of inheritance, protection from discrimination, violence against girls, forced child marriage and forced labour.

“The event on Sunday aims to expose Bermuda girls to many traditionally male dominated activities, including STEAM and sports, in addition to raising awareness of challenges faced by girls worldwide.”

Slideshow from last year’s U.N. International Day of the Girl:


“There are several new additions to this year’s event. First, Dr. Laura Henagulph, a clinical psychologist, has written a piece entitled ‘Tips For Talking to your Daughter’ that will be included in the free pamphlet handed out on the day.

“Second, new contributors – tennis, boxing, and several science activities – join long standing activities such as rugby, cricket, football, art, reading, chess, fencing, archery, aerial, hockey, jump rope, medical career, coding, robotics, Frontier Girls, Sea Cadets, volleyball, B-Active obstacle course and Bubbles & Builders]. There will also music, Ashley’s Lemonade, and J&B Pizza.

“The Human Rights Commission will help educate about the specific challenges facing girls due to their gender. Carolyn Thomas Ray and Chris Ray organize the event annually.”

The organisers said, “This event has grown in popularity over the years and is a fun community event where girls can try new things and learn about challenges facing girls their ages around the world.

“We encourage fathers to come with their daughters, nieces or god daughters, as well. We hope to see everyone between 2 and 5pm on Sunday.”

The spokesperson said, “The event is sponsored by Aspen Bermuda and Strata-G.”

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