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TORONTO: UN International Day of the Girl Child

11 Oct 2022
5:30pm - 6:30pm EDT

Tuesday October 11, 2022, is the 10th Anniversary of the UN's International Day of the Girl Child.

You and the young women in your life are invited to join us online for an exclusive glimpse into Plan International’s 2022 State of the World’s Girls Report, published annually to coincide with IDG.

Plan International Canada's CEO Lindsay Glassco shares insights from this year's report, titled: "Equal Power Now: Girls, Young Women and Political Participation,” in conversation with Global News anchor Farah Nasser, along with Plan International Youth Ambassador Cindy Caturao. The report will be released on the International Day of the Girl, a day to express solidarity with girls in claiming their rights and celebrating their achievements.


Date: October 11, 2022

Time: 5:30 PM - 6:30 PM EST


Attendees must register. Feel free to share with other women and girls. Non members are welcome.


Lindsay Glassco 
President & CEO

Lindsay Glassco is a dynamic leader with 25+ years of experience developing and managing social policies and programs in diverse environments worldwide. Driven by a passion to make a meaningful contribution to sustainable development and social change, her work has spanned across sectors, including not-for-profit, government, the UN and the private sector.


Farah Nasser
Award-winning Journalist


Farah Nasser is an award-winning journalist, and currently the news anchor on Global National. With a strong interest in politics, Nasser has moderated key political debates, including the Ontario provincial election debate, and the Toronto mayoral debate in 2018.

Nasser has won numerous awards for furthering public discourse with her thought-provoking reporting, and her 2017 story, What if the fighting in Aleppo was happening in Toronto? has been viewed 3.5 million times and used as a teaching aid in schools to explain the Syrian conflict. She lives in Toronto with her husband and two children.

Cindy Caturao

Plan International Youth Ambassador 

Cindy Caturao firmly abides by the slogan "the personal is political", and that intersectionality, diversity, and equity are vital in order to have a robust system of governance. Her involvement with local politics began while serving as a Youth Councillor with the City of Edmonton Youth Council. The role has allowed her to collaborate with young Edmontonians, organizations, politicians, and fellow community builders. Today, Cindy serves as the Vice-Chair of Governance with Parity YEG: a non-profit organization based in Edmonton that aims to shift the current political landscape by supporting womxn and non-binary individuals seeking leadership positions in public service. 
Cindy possesses a background in advocacy, planning, grant management, local governance, and volunteering. She is a fervent advocate for the rights and protection of migrant workers in Alberta. Recently, she was selected as a facilitator and youth delegate for the UAE Global Forum on Migration & Development. She worked jointly with professionals from ILO, IOM, and the United Nations Major Group for Children and Youth.  
As of this time, she is in the process of spearheading the creation and development of is a user-based information hub designed for migrant workers in Alberta. Cindy will be receiving the RBC Rising Star Youth Award from the Edmonton Mennonite Centre for Newcomers and the City of Edmonton.

The State of the World’s Girls Report 

This year, as the world slowly emerges from the COVID-19 pandemic, Plan International’s State of the World’s Girls report is focused on girls’ and young women’s political participation. 

The report, called Equal Power Now: Girls, Young Women and Political Participation, will be released ahead of International Day of the Girl and is based on a survey of 29,000 adolescent girls and young women from countries ranging from Kenya to Canada to Brazil.

Since 2007, Plan International’s State of the World’s Girls research series has brought together leading thinkers, activists, and policy makers to highlight major issues facings girls around the world. 

The report will be released on the International Day of the Girl, a day to express solidarity with girls in claiming their rights and celebrating their achievements, and which Plan International Canada was a driving force in establishing in 2011. 


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Advancing Women’s Leadership. Championing Equality Worldwide

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11 Oct 2022
5:30pm - 6:30pm EDT

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