Brave Movement Global Survivors Summit
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Brave Movement calls on G7 leaders to end sexual violence against children

9th May 2022

Survivors and allies demand change

On April 27, the Brave Movement to End Childhood Sexual Violence held the first-ever Global Survivors Action Summit.

During the virtual Summit, survivors and allies from across the world came together to align on their demands to end childhood sexual violence and invite others to join the movement.

The Summit was hosted by international journalist and broadcaster Femi Oke, with contributions from survivor leaders including:

  • Singer, songwriter, actress and businesswoman Gloria Estefan
  • Lawyer, psychologist and human rights advocate, Brisa de Angulo
  • Executive Director and CEO of Together for Girls, Daniela Ligiero
  • Political scientist and member of the German Council of Survivors, Wibke Müller
  • Actor, writer and activist, Matthew McVarish
  • Consent educator and child sexual abuse prevention specialist, Rosalia Rivera
  • Therapist, activist and founder of Mutera Global Healing, Tabitha Mpamira
  • Teacher, social worker and Country Director of Healing Together Nepal, Suresh Chhetry
  • Social worker, life coach and founder of Totya Platform, Janet Aguti
  • Feminist, activist and founder of Maisha Girls, Florence Keya
  • Physician, Epidemiologist and human rights advocate, Paul Zeitz
  • Public speaker, mentor and advocate for survivors of human trafficking, Sarah Cooper

Together for Girls allies WHO Director-General Dr. Tedros Adhanom Ghebreyesus, President of the Oak Foundation Douglas Griffiths, Executive Director of UNICEF Catherine Russell and Executive Director of the Global Partnership to End Violence Against Children Howard Taylor also spoke at the Summit, along with European Commissioner for Home Affairs Ylva Johansson and CEO of the Children’s Investment Fund Foundation Kate Hampton.

Sign the petition to G7 leaders to end childhood sexual violence

During the Summit, speakers highlighted actions that people can take to support the movement to end childhood sexual violence. In particular, they drew attention to the petition that survivor leaders from the Brave Movement created calling on leaders of the G7 countries to take bold action to end childhood sexual violence when they meet in June for the G7 Summit. Join over 15,000 signatories in adding your name to the petition to take a stand for children and adolescents everywhere.

Only together can we address the issue of child sexual violence, and Germany has a special role to play as host of the G7 Summit this year

Wibke Müller, Brave Movement SAGE member

Organizations can support the movement by endorsing the #BeBrave Global Call to Action or by joining with others to develop a national call to action.

Gloria Estefan quote