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Manitobans Active In Empowering Women and Girls Internationally

Released on February 6th 2012

The Manitoba Council for International Cooperation (MCIC) will launch International Development Week 2012 in the Rotunda at the Manitoba Legislature on February 8 at 11:45am. MCIC has produced nine video profiles of people from Manitoba whose work in the field of international development is setting an example for Manitobans, which will be played at the launch. The Honourable Greg Selinger, Premier of Manitoba will also address the audience to underline the importance of the Empowerment of Women and Girls internationally.

“International Development Week, held annually, the first full week of February, is proclaimed by the Canadian International Development Agency (CIDA) and highlights and illustrates the work of Canada’s development community” says Janice Hamilton, Executive Director of MCIC. “This year’s theme is I Am Making A Difference, and so we are highlighting what actions Manitobans are taking to improve our world.”

The launch will include an Ethical Fashion Show, showcasing ethically-made, green and Fair Trade fashions available in Canada. Modelling these clothes will be some of the eight young Manitobans who wrote, composed and recorded the song “Unbreakable”, a song about the importance of the empowerment of women and girls in our world. The music video “Unbreakable” was created for International Development Week 2012 will be played during the launch

There will also be displays by MCIC member organizations and Rebecca Mellett, the Director of CIDA Prairies and Pacific Region, will address the audience.

Public Launch of International Development Week 2012 in Manitoba Manitoba Legislative Building, 450 Broadway, Winnipeg, MB Wednesday, February 8, 2012 11:45am – 12:30pm