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Who run the world? Gov. Murphy adds official 'Day of the Girl' to state calendar

According to a release on Gov. Phil Murphy's website, the holiday itself is inspired by "International Day of the Girl Child."

News 12 Staff

May 16, 2023, 10:12 AM

Updated 399 days ago

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A new celebration has been added to the New Jersey calendar: the Day of the Girl.
According to a release on Gov. Phil Murphy's website, the holiday itself is inspired by "International Day of the Girl Child."
It is celebrated on October 11, and Murphy says his intention in officially signing the celebration into the calendar is to "galvanize the support of New Jersey's residents and community-based organizations to better girls' lives and provide them with equal opportunities to reach their full potential."
The United Nations General Assembly established the holiday in December of 2011.


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