STAND. COM. REP. NO. 1161
RE: H.R. No. 84
Honorable Scott K. Saiki
Speaker, House of Representatives
Thirty-First State Legislature
Regular Session of 2021
State of Hawaii
Your Committee on Culture, Arts, & International Affairs, to which was referred H.R. No. 84 entitled:
"HOUSE 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 of this measure is to empower young women by annually recognizing October 11 as the International Day of the Girl.
Your Committee did not receive any testimony on this measure.
Your Committee finds that girl children worldwide are often at a greater risk of being exposed to and encounter various forms of discrimination and violence. This discrimination and violence often results in less access for girls to quality education, nutrition, and physical and mental health care, and disadvantages in childhood can have a cyclical effect in later life, leaving women open to further discrimination, violence, and neglect. Your Committee further finds that the empowerment of girls, through active support of family and community, is crucial in breaking the cycle of discrimination and violence and in promoting and protecting the full and effective enjoyment of women's and girls' rights.
Your Committee has amended this measure by:
(1) Recognizing only October 11, 2021, as International Day of the Girl, rather than on an annual basis; and
(2) Making technical, nonsubstantive amendments for the purposes of clarity, consistency, and style.
As affirmed by the record of votes of the members of your Committee on Culture, Arts, & International Affairs that is attached to this report, your Committee concurs with the intent and purpose of H.R. No. 84, as amended herein, and recommends that it be referred to your Committee on Finance in the form attached hereto as H.R. No. 84, H.D. 1.
Respectfully submitted on behalf of the members of the Committee on Culture, Arts, & International Affairs,
CEDRIC ASUEGA GATES, Chair