POSTED June 23, 2020
Spotlighting gender equality during times of uncertainty
Why we need to pull together to keep girls and women safe from harm
Experts and humanitarians agree there’s been a recent spike in violence against women and girls, especially in regions such as Latin America. It’s an issue we’re continuing to monitor and address in our Children Believe programs.
“Around the world violence against women and girls, especially rape, is skyrocketing. Many incidents have triggered widespread outrage,” noted Amina J. Mohammed, deputy secretary-general of the United Nations recently. “Sexual violence in any form of violence is simply violence. There is absolutely no excuse, there is no justification and there must be zero tolerance. All of us must stand together and speak out.”
At Children Believe, we promote equal opportunities for girls, providing training and awareness campaigns on gender equality and human rights as well as psychosocial support and care.
To learn more about our work, especially during this time of uncertainty, visit https://childrenbelieve.ca/covid-19.
ABOUT CHILDREN BELIEVE (formerly Christian Children's Fund of Canada):
Children Believe works globally to empower children to dream fearlessly, stand up for what they believe in — and be heard. For 60 years, we’ve brought together brave young dreamers, caring supporters and partners, and unabashed idealists. Together, we’re driven by a common belief: creating access to education — inside and outside of classrooms — is the most powerful tool children can use to change their world.