Survivor-led Brave Movement calls on G7 leaders to act to end childhood sexual violence

Survivor-led Brave Movement calls on G7 leaders to act to end childhood sexual violence

Childhood sexual violence is an epidemic, too often a silent one, that continues to affect boys and girls across the world. This March, a group of survivors and allies came together to speak out and use their voices and experiences to help create a safer world where no child has to go through what they have.

They formed the Brave Movement – a global advocacy movement committed to ending sexual violence against children. The Movement is taking action to achieve bold and transformational laws, programs and policies across local, regional and national levels, and in global institutions within the multilateral system.

Among its efforts to bring lasting change for children, the Brave Movement is calling on G7 leaders to take urgent action towards prevention, healing and justice to end child sexual violence.

They are campaigning for new, bold commitments, including to:

  • Mobilise one billion dollars for the established Global Partnership and Fund to End Violence Against Children
  • Scale prevention, healing and justice programmes in low- and middle-income countries
  • Commit to legislate on child-rights-driven end-to-end encryption to ensure a safer digital world 
  • Establish a Survivors Council as an advisory board to help inform G7 policy
  • Develop and implement National Action Plans and strategies to end childhood sexual violence 

The Brave Movement’s petition, led by 9 survivors calling for action from the G7 has been signed by over 37,000 people in less than two weeks. They are now advocating for their demands to be heard and addressed by international and global leaders ahead of the G7 summit, the ministerial meetings and beyond. 

View the G7 call to action and read about the first #BeBrave Global Survivors Action Summit