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Together, we are powerful

Dear friends,
 
Ending sexual violence against children and adolescents can sometimes feel like an insurmountable challenge. However, I see how we can drive real impact when we work in partnership with passionate and courageous individuals and organizations around the world.

One exciting example: During the “Together for Learning” Summit last week, the Government of Canada announced $67.2 million to support education for displaced children and youth. We are thrilled this transformative funding includes the TfG Partnership’s work to understand violence against youth in humanitarian settings and to prevent gender-based violence in and through schools. 


Another hopeful moment: The launch of the global Brave Movement would not have been possible without the efforts of survivors and allied partners. We feel the energy and momentum as we work to create a safer world together. We hope you’ll join us for the Global Survivor Summit on April 27, where we’ll connect with survivors and allies around the world and launch our global demands for change.

The progress we’re seeing by coming together to advance our shared cause reinforces what I know to be true – together, we are powerful.

Onward,


 Dr. Daniela Ligiero
 CEO & Executive Director, Together for Girls
RSVP for the Brave Global Survivor Summit
The Brave Movement to end childhood sexual violence launched on March 3. The Brave Movement, catalyzed by TfG with support from the Oak Foundation, is a survivor-centered global advocacy movement working to end all forms of sexual violence against children and adolescents. The Brave Movement is already taking steps to drive change, including calling for bold action from the G7 and launching a Global Challenge to develop survivor-centered national calls to action leading up to a Global Survivor Summit on April 27. All survivors and allies are welcome!
Register for the Summit
Calling on the US government to keep kids safe
The Brave Movement’s sister movement, Keep Kids Safe, is focused on ending sexual violence against children and adolescents in the US. In April, Keep Kids Safe is urging organizations and individuals to endorse and share the US National Blueprint to End Sexual Violence Against Children and Adolescents. The Blueprint provides a roadmap to guarantee the fundamental rights of children to be safe from sexual violence and have access to prevention, healing, and justice.
 
Endorse the Blueprint
Register for the Virtual Survivor Speak Out
To honor Sexual Assault Awareness Month and Child Abuse Prevention Month in the US, the Army of Survivors will host a virtual Survivor Speak Out in collaboration with SNAP and Keep Kids Safe on April 13 from 4-6 pm ET. The event will provide an opportunity for survivors (as well as those who do not identify with the term “survivor”) to share their stories in a safe and supportive environment. The presence of allies is encouraged and welcomed.
RSVP now
Brisa De Angulo's case reaches human rights court
 
On March 29-30, the Inter-American Court of Human Rights (IACtHR) heard the groundbreaking case of Brisa De Angulo Losada v. Bolivia. Brisa is a survivor, attorney, and founder and CEO of A Breeze of Hope Foundation in Bolivia. She is also a founding member of the Brave Movement and a TfG Safe Hero. The outcome of this case will have far-reaching impacts for child victims of sexual violence in the Americas and set a precedent for expanding jurisprudence on sexual violence against children around the world.
Learn more
Photo courtesy of the Presidency
The First Lady of Colombia visits TfG
 
In February, the First Lady of Colombia, María Juliana Ruiz, visited TfG in Washington, DC. Colombia has made significant progress in strengthening policies and action to prevent violence against children and youth. TfG, USAID, the CDC and the First Lady discussed opportunities for the Colombian government to share its experience and results with other countries in the region. The First Lady also provided an update on the forthcoming Colombian National Strategy for Preventing Corporal Punishment.
Explore Colombia's VACS
Big News at Canada's Together for Learning Summit
On March 30-31, Global Affairs Canada hosted the Together for Learning Summit to learn from the educational experiences of displaced youth and create a shared agenda to ensure that all children and youth can access quality education and lifelong learning opportunities. During the Summit, Canada announced additional, transformative support for education for children and youth experiencing forced displacement around the world. We’re honored that this includes the work of the TfG Partnership to pilot a Humanitarian Violence Against Children and Youth Survey (VACS) and better understand and prevent school-related gender-based violence.
Read more
Charlevoix Education Funding Dashboard
On April 5, the Inter-agency Network for Education in Emergencies (INEE) and Global Affairs Canada launched the Charlevoix Funding Dashboard, an interactive dashboard that promotes transparency and accountability toward the commitments made by G7 countries and funding partners towards the Charlevoix Declaration on Quality Education. The dashboard provides a picture of what has been achieved as a result of the historic Charlevoix commitments to girls’ and women’s education around the world.
 
Explore the dashboard
In case you missed it
 
International Women’s Day: Read more about our focus on ending sexual violence against adolescent girls while creating a world free from violence for all children and adolescents.

Solutions to end sexual violence against children online: TfG spotlighted resources to make the internet safer for children and adolescents including the new Survivors’ Perspectives report from WeProtect Global Alliance and ECPAT International and the Global Partnership to End Violence Against Children’s Safe Online initiative.

Pandemic Planet podcast: Dr. Daniela Ligiero spoke on the Center for Strategic and International Studies’ Pandemic Planet podcast to discuss the impacts of the pandemic on violence against children and adolescents, as well as how to create change during COVID-19 and beyond.
Share your thoughts about TfG's website
 
This year, TfG is redeveloping our website to improve the user journey and better display our work and resources to end violence against children and youth. If you are a user of the TfG website, we welcome your feedback! We appreciate you taking this short survey about your recent experiences on our website.
Take the survey
President Biden signs Violence Against Women Act into law
In the US, the Biden administration took action this quarter to promote gender equality and address gender-based violence. In March, President Biden signed into law the reauthorization of the Violence Against Women Act (VAWA). This landmark legislation is crucial for protecting women and girls from violence and providing survivors with the resources they need while strengthening prevention efforts.
Learn more
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