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General Monthly Meeting
Tuesday September 25, 2018
Come at 7:00 p.m. for 7:30 p.m. start
Speaker: Esmé Thompson
Associate, Community Events & Organizations
Plan International Canada
“Because I Am a Girl”

Around the world, girls continue to face unique barriers that violate their rights and keep them from achieving their full potential. Discrimination against girls leads to grave injustices like gender-based violence, being forced to drop out of school, child marriage and early pregnancy.

Plan International is standing with girls and young women and creating pathways for them to become leaders and make change happen. We work with all community members and leaders, including men and boys, to help girls learn, lead, decide and thrive - because empowering girls is essential to achieving gender equality.

Esmé first developed a strong interest in some of today’s most pressing development challenges as a teenager volunteering at a soup kitchen in Vancouver’s Downtown Eastside, a neighbourhood known for high levels of poverty. It was here that she first noticed the immense divide between wealthy and poor in her own city, and the urge to help blur those lines has not dissipated since. With a keen interest in societal problems both locally and globally, she enrolled in McGill’s International Development program. After graduating in 2014 she has moved on to intern at the Clinton Foundation in NYC, work at the Child Development Institute, United Way and currently, at Plan International Canada in Toronto.

Esmé continues to carry on the charitable work she began as a teen and still volunteers at community kitchens, food banks and foster care homes. She is excited to speak about Plan International Canada’s gender transformative work in 72 countries around the world, including right here at home in Canada.

Esmé Thompson