FSWC Media Statement in Recognition of International Day of the Girl

October 11, 2016

Media Statement

As part of our ongoing efforts to advance the cause of human rights locally and globally, Friends of Simon Wiesenthal Center’s (FSWC) is proud to support International Day of the Girl and the global women’s rights campaign with a new workshop for students in grades five – 12 called “Women’s Rights are Human Rights.”

 The course explores the issue of gender inequity and the significant and perilous consequences this imbalance has on all of humanity. Students will leave this workshop informed, empowered and equipped with tools to affect real and positive change in their schools, communities and around the world.

“The issue of women’s rights and the need to address the failure to achieve equality is one of the most enduring and pressing human rights issues of this century,” observed FSWC President and CEO Avi Benlolo. “FSWC is proud to advocate for girls struggling for equal rights around the world, and to be part of the effort to effect real and lasting change through this workshop.”

To find out more about “Women’s Rights are Human Rights” and other FSWC educational workshops contact education@fswc.ca


Stacey L. Starkman 
Director of Communications & External Relations 
416.864.9735 x 32 - office / sstarkman@fswc.ca 
Friends of Simon Wiesenthal Center (FSWC) is a leading Canadian non-profit human rights foundation directly representing over 30,000 members. FSWC is committed to countering racism and antisemitism and to promoting the principles of tolerance, social justice and Canadian democratic values through advocacy and educational programs including workshops, Freedom Day, the Spirit of Hope Benefit, Tools for Tolerance and the widely acclaimed new Tour for Humanity. FSWC is affiliated with the Simon Wiesenthal Center, an international Jewish human rights organization headquartered in Los Angeles, which has won two Academy Awards, has built two Museums of Tolerance (with a third being built in Jerusalem) and is an NGO at the United Nations, UNESCO, OAS, OSCE, the Council of Europe and the Latin American Parliament. Visit us at www.fswc.ca
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