Memorializing Governor Kathy Hochul to proclaim October 11, 2022, as Day of the Girl in the State of New York

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Senate Resolution No. 1569

BY: Senator KAPLAN

MEMORIALIZING Governor Kathy Hochul to proclaim
October 11, 2022, as Day of the Girl in the State of
New York

WHEREAS, It is the custom of this Legislative Body to recognize
official days that are set aside to increase awareness of issues that
affect the lives of citizens of New York State; and

WHEREAS, Attendant to such concern, and in full accord with its
long-standing traditions, it is the sense of this Legislative Body to
memorialize Governor Kathy Hochul to proclaim October 11, 2022, as Day
of the Girl in the State of New York, in conjunction with the observance
of National Day of the Girl; and

WHEREAS, Day of the Girl-US is a 100% youth-led movement fighting
for gender justice and youth rights, and believes truly effective social
change cannot come without girls' leadership; and

WHEREAS, Girls are the experts on issues which affect girls, and the
solutions to these issues must come from girls; their voices need to be
centralized and elevated in social justice conversations; and

WHEREAS, Girls from marginalized communities must be included in
conversations about social justice issues involving those communities;

WHEREAS, Girls' issues are intersectional, and we must intentionally
embrace people who are different from ourselves in our social change
work; and

WHEREAS, In early 2011, members of School Girls Unite, an
organization of students and young female leaders which supported U.N.
Sustainable Development Goals, specifically gender equality, universal
basic education, child marriage prevention, and other human rights
issues, heard other countries around the world were beginning to
organize an internationally recognized Day of the Girl; shortly
thereafter, this group began to organize a national day of action
focused on girls' rights; and

WHEREAS, In December of 2011, the United Nations declared October
11th as the International Day of the Girl Child, in order to help
galvanize worldwide enthusiasm for goals to better girls' lives,
providing an opportunity for them to show leadership and reach their
full potential; and

WHEREAS, The United States portion of this global movement began the
Proclamation Project, where they asked girls across the country to
prepare Day of the Girl proclamations, and to encourage their local
government officials to pass them; and

WHEREAS, Each year, this 100% youth-led Action Team of girls and
young women from all across the country spend numerous hours preparing
for a Day of the Girl observance; and

WHEREAS, Day of the Girl supports more opportunities for girls and
increases awareness of gender inequality faced by girls worldwide based
upon their gender; this inequality includes areas such as access to
education, nutrition, legal rights, medical care, and protection from
discrimination, violence against women and forced child marriage; and

WHEREAS, The celebration of the day reflects the successful
emergence of girls and young women as a distinct cohort in development
policy, programming, campaigning and research; now, therefore, be it

RESOLVED, That this Legislative Body pause in its deliberations to
memorialize Governor Kathy Hochul to proclaim October 11, 2022, as Day
of the Girl in the State of New York; and be it further

RESOLVED, That a copy of this Resolution, suitably engrossed, be
transmitted to The Honorable Kathy Hochul, Governor of the State of New


  • 06 / Jan / 2022
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