TORONTO, Oct. 12, 2016 /CNW/ - On this year's International Day of the Girl, October 11, EY officially signed a three year commitment to Plan International Canada for emergency response to disasters, other crises, and recovery efforts. This commitment marks the renewal of EY's ongoing support of Plan International Canada as an official Disaster Response partner.
When a disaster strikes, children and young people, especially adolescent girls, suffer disproportionately. The reason is that disasters exacerbate pre-existing inequalities and protection concerns. For adolescent girls, disasters mean an increase in the likelihood of being forced into marriages, performing transactional sex, and experiencing gender-based violence.
EY's generous contribution will support Plan International Canada's emergency response efforts and help ensure girls are safe and secure when disasters happen.
About EY, a member of Plan International Canada's Founders Circle and corporate partner
As part of its commitment to building a better working world, EY is a proud supporter of Plan International Canada. To support Plan International Canada's disaster relief and recovery work, EY and its employees contribute to Plan International's emergency relief efforts, providing crucial support before, during and immediately after major emergencies occur. To date, EY has supported relief efforts in Haiti, Nepal, Syria and the Philippines.
About Plan International Canada and the Because I am a Girl movement
Founded in 1937, Plan International is one of the world's oldest and largest international development agencies, working in partnership with millions of people around the world to end global poverty. Not for profit, independent and inclusive of all faiths and cultures, Plan International strives for a just world that advances children's rights and equality for girls. Because I am a Girl is Plan International's global movement to transform power relations so that girls everywhere can learn, lead, decide and thrive.
SOURCE Plan Canada
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