Canadian youth to march at G7 Summit, call on leaders to prioritize girls in crises

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Highlights:

  • 75 million children and youth live in countries affected by conflict or disaster
  • Girls are 2.5 times more likely to be out of school than boys during crises.
  • Girls with secondary school education are six times less likely to marry as children.
75 Canadian youth march in Quebec City to symbolize the 75 million children and youth
currently out of school due to conflict and crises around the globe.
(June 08, 2018)
MEDIA ADVISORY

Quebec City, QC - Today 75 Canadian students from across the country will march in Quebec City in support of girls living in conflict and disaster. The Canadian youth will all be wearing graduation robes as a direct plea to G7 leaders to prioritize the education of girls living in crises. Seven youth will wear special robes and tell the story of the “fragile seven”, seven girls with lives and futures that have been interrupted.
 
WHAT:
  • 75 Canadian youth march in Quebec City to symbolize the 75 million children and youth currently out of school due to conflict and crises around the globe
  • Students wearing graduation robes to symbolize the importance of educating girls in crises
  • Seven students share stories of the “fragile seven”, seven girls living in conflict and disaster  

WHEN: Friday, June 8, (Start: 12:15pm ET; Photo op: 12:30pm ET)
                       
WHERE: Outside the G7 media centre in Quebec City
               Start: Parc Place D’Youville
               End: Fountaine de Tourny         
               March route: HERE
 
AVAILABLE FOR INTERVIEWS:
  • Canadian youth leaders (English/French)
  • Michael Messenger, President and CEO, World Vision Canada (English/French)
*interviews possible both at the photo op and remotely through Skype, FaceTime or telephone
 
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