QUEBEC CITY, June 8, 2018 /CNW/ - 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.
- 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
- 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.
About World Vision
World Vision is a relief, development and advocacy organization working to create lasting change in the lives of children, families and communities to overcome poverty and injustice. Inspired by our Christian values, World Vision is dedicated to working with the world's most vulnerable people regardless of religion, race, ethnicity or gender.
SOURCE World Vision Canada
For further information: Brett Tarver, World Vision Canada, 647-825-2712, [email protected]