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International Women’s Day – Dove is taking a stand on March 8th, are you?

Submitted by on March 7, 2012 – 9:57 pmNo Comment

 

On March 8th, thousands of events will be held around the globe to celebrate achievements and inspire women.

Closer to home, Canadian women might not be aware of the profound impact they can have on the girls in their lives.  A recent Dove study found that while 67% of girls without a role model say they have avoided certain social activities because they feel badly about the way they look, only 57% of girls who have a role model say this.

“Dove’s research suggests that there is much work to be done to help young girls deal with the beauty pressures,” says Sharon MacLeod, Dove director. “There is a significant opportunity to intervene early-on to help young girls address their sources of beauty anxiety, to develop a positive relationship with their beauty and realize their full potential.”

Spark up a conversation with the girls in your life (with friends, parents and teachers) about developing a positive relationship with beauty and self-esteem.

 

The Dove Self-Esteem Fund has created a wide variety of tools and resources to help women navigate difficult conversations around self-esteem and body image – visit Dove.ca (http://www.dove.ca/en/Social-Mission/default.aspx)

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