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At the G7 Summit in Charlevoix, Quebec, world leaders will address some of the world’s most critical issues. It’s a key moment because decisions made at the G7 impact the lives of millions of people around the world.
Every year, members of the G7 come together to tackle global problems. G7 leaders have taken action to improve health, food security, poverty, and climate change (read more). With Canada leading the G7 in 2018, Prime Minister Trudeau has a real opportunity to continue this tradition and bring global leaders together.
The Canadian government has made it clear: they want Canadians and global citizens to let them know what issues are most important to us. They’re listening right now. It’s time to speak up. You can make a real and lasting difference and help make the world a better place. You have the power to focus the world’s attention on one of the most neglected, yet critical issue today: education for girls in crises.
The world is witnessing the highest levels of refugees and displaced people since World War II. Children in crises often go their entire childhood living in uncertainty and millions are either out of school or never able to go at all.
When girls are deprived of their right to go to school, they are more vulnerable to violence, discrimination and exploitation, including sexual violence, child marriage and adolescent pregnancy.
Empowering women starts early by educating and empowering girls.
Education provides a safe place. It’s a place to heal from emotional and physical scars, restoring a sense of hope for the future. It’s a place for girls to learn about their rights and how to protect themselves.
Education is the path to equality. It changes harmful gender norms so that families, communities and societies can move forward.
Education leads to economic growth that works for everyone. Girls who have the opportunity to pursue a better future can help end the cycle of poverty.
Education is the way to a more peaceful and stable world. It teaches the leaders of tomorrow to solve problems without violence.
Prime Minister Trudeau has committed to advancing gender equality and empowering women and girls. The G7 is an unprecedented opportunity for Canada to lead that fight on a global stage. Tell our government that you want action to change the course for millions of girls living in crisis who are out of school. If we do not act now, we could face an entire lost generation of girls.