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:
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.
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,” said Wibke Müller at the Global Survivors Action Summit.