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Congresswoman Colleen Hanabusa

Representing the 1st District of Hawaii

Congresswoman Hanabusa's Statement on International Day of the Girl 2018

October 11, 2018
Press Release

"As we celebrate the International Day of the Girl 2018, let us remember that more than 130 million young women around the world are growing up without a primary and secondary education. We have come a long way in our fight for women's rights, but we still have to scrap for equal pay, control of our healthcare, access to professional opportunities, and, too often, basic human decency. Education is the best investment we can make in our future and we must work together to create opportunities and empower young women everywhere. We must build upon the momentum of #MeToo and the cultural awakening that continues to teach girls growing up that they are equal and if they work hard they can achieve whatever they want in this world."