Canada, PM Trudeau Must Lead G7 To Commit To Ensuring Education For All Children, Especially Girls
Globe and Mail: Real change for girls requires more than words at G7 summit
Michael Messenger, president and CEO of World Vision Canada; David Morley, president and CEO of UNICEF Canada; and Caroline Riseboro, president and CEO of Plan International Canada, with signatories Bill Chambers, president and CEO of Save the Children Canada; Christina Dendys, executive director of RESULTS Canada; and Kevin Frey, CEO of Right To Play International
“When we educate and empower children, especially girls, we break cycles of violence and conflict, reduce gender inequality, and promote tolerance and reconciliation. When we don’t, we risk a future full of violence, conflicts, and crises. This year’s G7 summit is an opportunity for Canada and Prime Minister Justin Trudeau to shape the future by leading the world in ensuring education for all children, especially girls. … Plan International Canada, RESULTS Canada, Right to Play, Save the Children, UNICEF Canada, World Vision, and several other Canadian and global organizations are rallying together to call on Mr. Trudeau and other world leaders at the G7 to raise CAD$1.3 billion to reach 3.7 million vulnerable children living in crisis situations with education, with a special emphasis on girls who face additional barriers due to their gender. … The world is looking to Canada for leadership. This is a moment that we cannot allow to pass us by…” (6/5).