STAND. COM. REP. NO. 1300
RE: S.C.R. No. 26
Honorable Ronald D. Kouchi
President of the Senate
Thirty-First State Legislature
Regular Session of 2021
State of Hawaii
Your Committee on Government Operations, to which was referred S.C.R. No. 26 entitled:
"SENATE CONCURRENT RESOLUTION URGING THE EMPOWERMENT OF YOUNG WOMEN BY ANNUALLY RECOGNIZING OCTOBER 11 AS THE INTERNATIONAL DAY OF THE GIRL,"
begs leave to report as follows:
The purpose and intent of this measure is to annually recognize October 11 in Hawaii as the International Day of the Girl.
Your Committee received testimony in support of this measure from Hawaii Children's Action Network Speaks! and one individual. Your Committee received testimony in opposition of this measure from one individual.
Your Committee finds that girl children worldwide enjoy fewer of the rights, opportunities, and benefits of childhood and adolescence than boys enjoy, such as access to quality education, nutrition, and physical and mental health care. The intent of this measure is to empower and advance girls by increasing awareness of the challenges that girls around the world face and supporting opportunities for girls to reach their full social, political, and economic potential in accordance with their own aspirations.
Your Committee has amended this measure by making a technical, nonsubstantive amendment for the purposes of clarity and consistency.
As affirmed by the record of votes of the members of your Committee on Government Operations that is attached to this report, your Committee concurs with the intent and purpose of S.C.R. No. 26, as amended herein, and recommends its adoption in the form attached hereto as S.C.R. No. 26, S.D. 1.
Respectfully submitted on behalf of the members of the Committee on Government Operations,
SHARON MORIWAKI, Chair