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Canadians Rally Around #Herstory, Supporting International Day of the Girl

October 11th, 2019 - Today International Justice Mission Canada, along with hundreds of movers and shakers across the country, are rallying to bring awareness to an important cause: International Day of the Girl.

Since 2012, the United Nations has marked October 11th as International Day of the Girl. This day aims to shine a spotlight on the barriers and challenges girls face while promoting the empowerment and fulfillment of their human rights. International Justice Mission Canada (IJM Canada) is part of the world’s largest anti-slavery organization, working together with partners, ambassadors, and stakeholders to end violence against the world’s poor. To launch their #herstory campaign, IJM Canada is collaborating with influencers Melinda Estabrooks and Deb Schoul-Sluys.

Melinda Estabrooks is the Host and Executive Producer of the Women’s talk show See Hear Love that airs on Yes TV, Apple podcast, Joy radio, Castle video streaming, online on Youtube, and It is currently the only Women’s show in North America that is featured on all platforms. She has been a national and international speaker for over 20 years and has worked in advocacy/international development, leadership training, public relations, producing and news reporting, media relations and event planning in addition to her speaking.

Deb Schoul-Sluys specializes in helping people improve their physical, mental, and spiritual well-being. She is an Early Childhood Educator, director of a non-profit multi-site childcare organization, and CEO of her company Dare to Declare Inc.

“Great strides are being taken for the empowerment of girls around the world but if girls aren’t safe from violence, their human rights will never be fulfilled. The time to raise our voices with each of these girls is now,” Petra Kooman, Director of Marketing and Public Relations.

Learn more about #herstory and how you can join the movement today

About International Justice Mission Canada
International Justice Mission Canada is part of a global organization that protects the poor from violence. IJM partners with local authorities to rescue victims of violence, bring criminals to justice, restore survivors, and strengthen justice systems.

Christina de Jong
Public Relations Manager
(519) 679-5030 ext. 289

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