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Scenes during the 2017 Global Citizen Festival Hamburg in Hamburg, Germany on July 6, 2017.
Ramon Haindl for Global Citizen
Girls & Women

How to Earn Your Way Into Global Citizen Live Vancouver

Global Citizen, an advocacy organization dedicated to ending extreme poverty, is coming to Vancouver — and we’re bringing some amazing musicians with us.

On April 12, Global Citizen Live Vancouver will take place at the Commodore Ballroom. The event will be headlined by Sam Roberts Band, with special guest performances by The Elwins, Crown Lands, and Horsepowar. They’ll be joined by incredible speakers and acts.

Read More: Everything You Need To Know About Global Citizen Live Vancouver

Global Citizen has hosted festivals and concerts in New York City’s Central Park, Montreal’s Bell Centre, as well as in London, Hamburg, and Mumbai — attended by hundreds of thousands of Global Citizens who’ve taken action on to earn their ticket.

Now in Vancouver, Global Citizen Live will bring together 1,000 fans the same way. Here’s how you can be one of those fans.

Sign Up and Take Action

Global Citizen is dedicated to ending extreme poverty by 2030 by encouraging people to learn and take action on its platform.

On this platform, members can learn about global issues, take action on what matters most, and join a community committed to social change.

If you’re new to the platform,you’ll need to sign up and become a Global Citizen — then you can start taking action.

Read More: Sam Roberts Band and More to Headline Global Citizen Live Vancouver

Actions vary from sending tweets to signing petitions to sending emails. No matter the action, it’s all about using a collective voice to call on world leaders to incite positive change.

But in order to get in to Global Citizen Live Vancouver, you’ll need to take two specific actions that you will find here.


What Are These Actions All About?

Women and Girls

At the heart of this event are women and girls. The health and well-being of women and girls is critical to a thriving, peaceful planet and an empowered global economy that works for everyone.

Global efforts to meet urgent health needs for women and girls are already making a difference. The number of women dying as a result of pregnancy and childbirth has declined by almost half and child deaths have been reduced by over 50 percent since 1990.

On top of that, thanks to a mainly female health workforce, polio vaccines have reached children living in the most isolated and vulnerable corners of our world.

Take Action: Ensure a Thriving, Peaceful Planet and a Global Economy That Works for Everyone

Canada’s longstanding leadership on women’s health and gender equality has been critical to this success.

However, despite significant progress, big gaps remain. For example, 270,000 women died from cervical cancer in 2012 — 85% of which were living in low- and middle-income countries, according to the World Health Organization.

With widespread vaccination, this number could be brought down by as much as two thirds.

Because of this, actions takers are invited to call on the Canadian government to ensure Canada steps up its global leadership on women’s and girls’ health.

Climate Change and Agriculture

To earn your way into this event, you will also take action to encourage the economic empowerment of women who are on the frontlines of climate change.

Women around the world are already contending with legal barriers to land ownership and succession and have minimal access to land, resources, and education. Because of this, the impacts of climate change are the most severe for them.

Seventy-nine percent of women who work in the least-developed countries report agriculture as their primary source of income. Smallholder farmers produce as much as 90% of the food grown in Africa and 50% of the world’s food, but many of them see themselves and their families go hungry.

Take Action: Help Women and Girls Adapt to Climate Change

That’s why Global Citizens are calling on Catherine McKenna, Canada’s Minister of Environment and Climate Change, to announce further support that will help women and girls around the world adapt to climate change.

Together, Global Citizens have generated more than 130 commitments and policy announcements from leaders, including financial aid valued at over CAD $45 billion that is set to affect the lives of over 1.75 billion people.

You can promote change too — by joining the movement and entering for a chance to win tickets to Global Citizen Live Vancouver at the Commodore Ballroom on April 12.

If you have more questions, check out our FAQs here. To read more about the lineup and special guests, click here.

Global Citizen campaigns on the United Nations Sustainable Development Goals. You can keep taking action here.