Global Citizen says She Is Equal.
The humanitarian organization launched the She Is Equal campaign, which works to “galvanize citizens around the world to take a stand for women’s health, equality, and empowerment”, with a Montreal event held on Thursday, Oct. 11.
The event — titled Global Citizen Unplugged: She Is Equal — was a free-ticketed event featuring performances by Canadian recording artist Nikki Yanofsky, the Choeur Maha feminist choir and slam poet Emma Hason.
“This record is about really embracing who you are and standing up for yourself,” Yanofsky said about her new studio album Big Mouth. “I’ve found my voice, I’ve found my sound, and now I’m here with a purpose and I’m ready to roar.”
Also participating at the event were author and filmmaker Lea Clermont-Dion and Olympic figure skater Joannie Rochette.
Check out these photos of Yanofsky performing onstage:
“The evening convened changemakers, leaders and artists who are passionate about gender equality and women’s and girls’ health in Canada and around the world for inspiring conversation and performances,” Global Citizen said in a press release issued after the event.
Global Citizen will seek to secure commitments and announcements valued at $500 million USD by the end of 2018. The money is expected to impact 20 million women and girls worldwide through “health and reproductive rights, economic empowerment, education, access to water, sanitation and hygiene, and by tackling gender discrimination, hunger and malnutrition.”