Flashmob in Fort St. James: join the dance against gender-based violence

Get your dancing shoes ready.

A flashmob will takE place in Fort St. James on Nov. 25, the International Day Against Gender-Based Violence.

  • Nov. 11, 2015 5:00 p.m.

Get your dancing shoes ready.

A flashmob will be taking place in Fort St. James on Nov. 25, the International Day Against Gender-Based Violence.

Maria del Mar Fernandez Delgado from En Pointe Dance Studio in Fort St. James is organizing the event.

“This is for all children and adults, to come take part to fight this cause and to raise awareness through dance,” she said.

Registration is free. Del Mar Fernandez Delgado is planning to hold the flashmob at Stuart Lake.

Choreography will be rehearsed on Nov. 19-21 and recorded on Nov. 22-23.

The campaign against gender based violence lasts from Nov. 25 until Dec. 10. This is a time dedicated to taking action in helping end violence against women and girls around the world.

35% of women and girls globally experience some form of physical and or sexual violence in their life-time with up to seven in ten women facing this abuse in some countries.

Worldwide, more than 700 million women alive today were married as children, 250 million of whom were married before the age of 15. Girls who marry before the age of 18 are less likely to complete their education and more likely to experience domestic violence and complications in childbirth.

The costs and consequences of violence against women last for generations.

(statistics from www.un.org)

If you would like to join the flashmob in Fort St. James, you can register at: mmfdelgado@gmail.com

 

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