SOURCE: G(irls)20

G(irls)20

March 10, 2016 19:58 ET

G(irls)20 Welcomes the Commitment Made by President Obama and Prime Minister Trudeau to Maximize the Potential of Girls Around the World

TORONTO, ON--(Marketwired - March 10, 2016) - We are pleased to draw attention, that on the occasion of their first state visit, Prime Minister Trudeau and President Obama choose to publically recognize and commit to collaborating to empower adolescent girls.

"G(irls)20 has been actively encouraging G20 Leaders to make specific commitments to improving the health, education and economic empowerment of girls so that their full potential is realized. Today, President Obama and Prime Minister Trudeau took an important step toward keeping the commitment G20 Leaders made in 2014," said Farah Mohamed, CEO of G(irls)20. "This is a defining moment in this new chapter of Canadian-American relations and it speaks volumes that the advancement of girls and women were top of mind for President Obama and Prime Minister Trudeau."

About G(irls)20:

G(irls)20 is a Canadian based, globally active organization that places girls and women at the center of the G20 economic decision-making process. Launched in 2009 at the Clinton Global Initiative, G(irls)20 was the first social profit enterprise to advocate that female labor force participation (FLFP) be a key element of G20 priorities and actions. At the same time, G(irls)20 makes strategic investments in girls and women, aged 15-23 in 20+ countries so they can pursue opportunities at home and abroad. To learn more about G(irls)20, please visit www.girls20.org.

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