About Daughters Day
Daughters Day is an activity of Canadians for a Civil Society to provide a community event to highlight the importance of daughters in all our lives. Every girl and woman is a daughter, and everyone will gain as we support the flourishing of communities committed to an end to all discrimination, to stopping human rights abuses against women, and to providing full opportunity for each woman to make her own choices. The Daughters Day event highlights this purpose by honouring Alberta women who have overcome challenges or are making significant achievements, by having a keynote presentation that has a focus on the value of gender equity, and by creating a place for people to learn and interact.
What We Stand For
The mission of Daughters Day is for the elimination of gender inequality, violence, and discrimination against girls and women at home, at school, in the workplace, and on the street. We will also be celebrating achievements and successes of girls and women on Daughters Day, as well as their dreams and aspirations.
Dreams and objectives of establishing a Civil Society in Canada with its population from 193 nationalities, dozens of religions, dozens of cultures, and dozens of languages cannot be achieved unless 50 percent of the population – females – achieve gender equality with the other 50 percent without the threat of violence and discrimination.
- To support the dreams and aspirations of all daughters.
- To educate the public and decision-makers about the continuing inequalities, human rights abuses, and barriers against daughters, and work towards their elimination.
- By celebrating the first Daughters Day on September 1, 2012 and annually thereafter every September.
- By conducting and sharing research on continuing inequalities, human rights abuses, and barriers that daughters face.
- By collaborating, advocating, and advancing the interests of daughters locally, nationally, and internationally.