Victoria North Oxfordshire Supports Campaign for Peace in Yemen

On Tuesday 19 March, Victoria Prentis joined more than 60 campaigners including 24 school children at Westminster to support the hand in of a peace petition to the Foreign Office.

More than 20 British school children aged between 11-13 years of age have been working with Save the Children, campaigning and fundraising for children in Yemen.

They came together with campaigners from across the country to form a group of 60, staging a stunt in Victoria Tower Gardens that included an installation of a large pen containing thousands of regular-sized pens, to illustrate the petition signatures.  The children also used the pens to spell out ‘words not war’ on a board outside parliament. Victoria joined British children and campaigners to show solidarity with the children of Yemen.

Victoria said: ‘I am delighted to support Save the Children’s petition hand in. These British children believe the children of Yemen deserve a better future. Witnessing their determination is a reminder to us all that we must be persistent in our pursuit of peace. Following four years of conflict the civilians of Yemen continue to fight for survival.”