PRINTER'S NO. 2396
THE GENERAL ASSEMBLY OF PENNSYLVANIA
HOUSE RESOLUTION
No.
492
Session of
2017
INTRODUCED BY DONATUCCI, CALTAGIRONE, NEILSON, MILLARD, TOOHIL,
FRANKEL, DEAN, HENNESSEY, SAINATO, PASHINSKI, BURNS,
DRISCOLL, CHARLTON, YOUNGBLOOD, CORBIN, ROZZI, McNEILL,
DiGIROLAMO, BIZZARRO, SCHLOSSBERG, FREEMAN, WARREN, KINSEY,
V. BROWN, MARSICO, D. COSTA, WARD, W. KELLER, ROEBUCK,
KAVULICH, KORTZ, GILLEN, SCHWEYER AND SIMS,
SEPTEMBER 12, 2017
INTRODUCED AS NONCONTROVERSIAL RESOLUTION UNDER RULE 35,
SEPTEMBER 12, 2017
A RESOLUTION
Designating October 11, 2017, as the "Day of the Girl" in
Pennsylvania.
WHEREAS, Equality and universal access to education for every
girl and boy are among the United Nations Millennium Development
Goals supported by 191 countries, including the United States;
and
WHEREAS, On December 19, 2011, the United Nations established
October 11 as the annual "International Day of the Girl Child,"
supported and cosponsored by the United States and 97 other
countries; and
WHEREAS, The "Day of the Girl" campaign calls on communities
across the globe to recognize that girls worldwide face many
injustices, such as violence, gender stereotypes,
discrimination, lack of education, child labor, early marriage
and economic inequality; and
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WHEREAS, The goal of the "Day of the Girl" campaign is to
commence an open dialog regarding the issues that many young
girls face and to empower girls to fight for their rights and
equality; and
WHEREAS, This year marks the sixth observance of "Day of the
Girl," which emphasizes that girls in this Commonwealth and
across the world can realize their dreams through achievement in
education, in particular the fast-changing areas of science and
technology in schools, universities and vocational education
programs, so that girls develop the skills for jobs that drive
our 21st century economy; and
WHEREAS, Several groups throughout this Commonwealth,
including Girls on the Run, the Girl Scouts, the Women and Girls
Foundation of Southwest Pennsylvania, iTwixie and the Girls
Coalition of Southwestern Pennsylvania, have organized many
different activities aimed at "Day of the Girl" observances,
including a Day of the Girl Summit in Pittsburgh; and
WHEREAS, The House of Representatives supports increasing
girls' participation and achievement in education, science and
math-related activities, increasing high school graduation rates
and providing equal opportunities for all girls by speaking out
against gender-based injustices, celebrating all girls'
potential and encouraging all girls to pursue their dreams
through education and otherwise; therefore be it
RESOLVED, That the House of Representatives designate October
11, 2017, as the "Day of the Girl" in Pennsylvania; and be it
further
RESOLVED, That the House of Representatives congratulate and
thank all groups involved in promoting and supporting "Day of
the Girl" activities in this Commonwealth; and be it further
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RESOLVED, That the House of Representatives thank and
congratulate all those who work toward empowerment and
fulfillment of human rights for all girls so they may achieve
their full potential.
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