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6 amazing Canadians helping girls around the world

From a tech whiz to a human rights lawyer, these impressive ladies are working hard to improve the lives of girls and women globally.

Awareness of the issues facing girls — poverty, lack of education, misogyny and violence — has grown fast and fiercely. So too have initiatives devoted to tackling these problems on a global scale, like Let Girls Learn, which aims to empower the 62 million girls who are not in school; or I Am That Girl, a global network devoted to turning “self-doubt” into self-love; or Plan Canada’s equality initiative Because I am a Girl, repped by the likes of Sophie Trudeau. But there’s still work to be done. Here are five Canadian women who’ve taken on the challenge.

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