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Meghan Markle ‘listened attentively’ during a meeting with Justice for Girls in Canada

Meghan Markle ‘listened attentively’ during a meeting with the Justice for Girls organization in Canada and made everyone feel comfortable, reveals co-founder

  • Meghan Markle, 38, visited the Justice for Girls organization in Vancouver in January
  • Zoe Craig-Sparrow, co-director, said the meeting was “a testament” for Meghan
  • She added a group that felt “at ease” around the Duchess as they discussed various topics

Meghan Markle “listened attentively” when she met Justice for Girls in Canada – and said it was “important to know the context of community issues.”

The Duchess of Sussex, 38, traveled by seaplane from Vancouver Island to the non-profit headquarters in Vancouver on January 14 to meet charity members – that equality, freedom from violence and the health and well-being of teenage girls who promote life in poverty.

During the visit, Meghan ‘listened attentively as she talked to a group about everything from climate justice to the rights of indigenous people,’ said Annabel Webb, 52, the group’s co-founder. PEOPLE.

Zoe Craig-Sparrow, co-director at Justice for Girls, said the meeting was “a testament for the duchess,” because they all felt “at ease” during the visit.

The Duchess of Sussex, 38, traveled by seaplane from Vancouver Island to the Justice for Girls headquarters in Vancouver on January 14

The Duchess of Sussex, 38, traveled by seaplane from Vancouver Island to the Justice for Girls headquarters in Vancouver on January 14

“We all felt at ease, and I think that was proof of the Duchess,” said Zoe. “She said it was important for her to get to know the local context surrounding the problems in the communities.”

At the end of the meeting, Justice for Girls Meghan donated an 18-carat yellow gold and diamond whale tail pendant, which was sold for £ 1,311 and was donated by the local jeweler Hollie Bartlett.

Annabel, who celebrated the 20th anniversary of Justice for Girls last year, said the duchess was “very grateful” for the gift.

“It’s a cornerstone of our indigenous culture to give a gift, so I explained that to the duchess,” added 22-year-old Zoe. “She was really friendly.”

During the visit Meghan 'listened attentively while talking to a group about everything from climate justice to the rights of indigenous peoples (photo: Meghan with Zoe Craig-Sparrow)

During the visit Meghan 'listened attentively while talking to a group about everything from climate justice to the rights of indigenous peoples (photo: Meghan with Zoe Craig-Sparrow)

During the visit Meghan ‘listened attentively while talking to a group about everything from climate justice to the rights of indigenous peoples (photo: Meghan with Zoe Craig-Sparrow)

Zoe Craig-Sparrow, co-director at Justice for Girls, said the meeting was “a testament for the duchess,” because they all felt “at ease” during the visit

Justice for Girls was established in 1999 in response to local, national and international calls for ‘girls only’ programs and services that ‘recognize and address the specific needs and vulnerabilities of girls’.

Their work includes monitoring of criminal law, advocacy and outreach for girls, education and promotion of girls’ human rights.

‘We place our work within the overall project for equality between women. We believe that it is necessary to eliminate violence and poverty in the lives of young women in order to achieve equality, “writes the non-profit website.

“Recognizing and tackling the interlocking forms of oppression that young women are facing is fundamental to our work to end violence against girls and young women.”

At the end of the meeting, Justice for Girls Meghan donated an 18-carat yellow gold and diamond whale tail pendant (photo: Meghan with Prince Harry in January)

At the end of the meeting, Justice for Girls Meghan donated an 18-carat yellow gold and diamond whale tail pendant (photo: Meghan with Prince Harry in January)

At the end of the meeting, Justice for Girls Meghan donated an 18-carat yellow gold and diamond whale tail pendant (photo: Meghan with Prince Harry in January)

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