News Advisory - World Vision presents: Women against violence and poverty

An evening of documentaries and discussion focusing on child trafficking and female genital mutilation

MONTREAL, July 29 /CNW/ - World Vision is inviting Montrealers to an evening dedicated to the cause of vulnerable girls and women in developing countries. Admission is free. Presentations will be mostly in French.

    What:    A panel of expert guests, assisted by hard-hitting documentary
             videos, will be discussing the issues of child trafficking and
             female genital mutilation as well as efforts to counter these
             social tragedies.

    When :   7 p.m., Thursday, August 5, 2010

    Where :  Cinéplex Odéon, Quartier Latin, 350 Emery, Montreal

    Who :    Carleen McGuinty, Policy Advisor - Child Protection, World

             Julia Smith-Brake, Coordinator, Chab Dai Canada: a coalition
             working to end sexual abuse and human trafficking

             Noëlie Gonsaré, sociologist, native of Burkina Faso, graduate of
             UQAM, involved in fight against female genital mutilation

             Teriano Lesancha, a young Maasai woman from Kenya, formerly a
             World Vision sponsored child, who challenged traditions in order
             to pursue her education in Canada

             Isabelle Depelteau, Québec Director, World Vision

The event will close with a screening of the film BABIES, an Alliance Vivafilm documentary that follows the life of four babies from Namibia, Mongolia, Japan and the United States from birth to first steps. BABIES will be released on DVD on August 31, 2010.

This documentary evening is part of World Vision's current campaign - Défi Québec : two months to change their world - with a goal of finding new sponsors in Quebec for 1,500 children living in poverty before September 6.

World Vision is a Christian relief, development and advocacy organization dedicated to working with children, families and communities to overcome poverty and injustice.

SOURCE World Vision Canada

For further information: For further information: visit or contact: Margaret Buchanan, 514-845-3737 ext. 5232, 514-476-0517 (cell),

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