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HC of Canada accords a warm reception to  U-16 Women's national football team

Published : Tuesday, 11 October, 2016 at 12:00 AM  Count : 329
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HC of Canada accords a warm reception to  U-16 Women's national football team

HC of Canada accords a warm reception to  U-16 Women's national football team

High Commission of Canada accorded a warm reception to the Bangladesh U-16 Women's National Football Team for their fifth consecutive victory maintaining a hundred percent record, and for their outstanding performance at the AFC U-16 Women's Championship 2017 qualifiers at the Bangladesh Football Federation Bhaban on Monday.    
Benoit-Pierre Laramee, the High Commissioner of Canada said that the sport has huge potential to empower adolescent girls and young women. Football in Bangladesh or Soccer in Canada is a key that open doors to gender equality and the empowerment of girls and young women and has great potential to break gender stereotypes, - all of which are central for progress on the Sustainable Development Goals.
Canada is a long-standing advocate for gender equality, the empowerment of girls and young women, and the advancement of their human rights around the world. International Day of the Girl was formally proposed as a resolution by Canada in the United Nations General Assembly. This year the theme is around adolescent girls, and these 'Bengal Girls' have rightly proved that girls are powerful agents of change in breaking all barriers to bring gender equality.
The High Commissioner congratulated and remarked, "These Bengal Girls qualification for the final round next year will give them opportunity to face the top eight teams in Asia. These U-16 girl champions, and the young women like Salma Khatun, world's number one female T20 all-rounder have inspired me, and many including young people living in Bangladesh and the world. I read about your personal background and I could see that football is giving you a better chance in life, allowing you to achieve your dreams. You will be also more equipped to face some challenges such as early, forced marriage or violence again women. " He further said" I hope to see one day the Bangladesh Women's National Football Team competing with the Canadian Team ."





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