Sexual violence is a global pandemic that affects girls in every country. But it doesn't have to be this way.
During the 62nd session of the Commission on the Status of Women (CSW)--the UN’s yearly gathering where governments and civil society come together to discuss women’s empowerment--Together for Girls , Women Deliver, Girl Up & other supporting partners invited global leaders and powerful young advocates in NYC to discuss the latest evidence-based and youth-led solutions to break the cycle of violence. Speakers included: Maryam Monsef, Minister of Status of Women, Canada; Katja Iversen, CEO, Women Deliver; Dr. Natalia Kanem, Executive Director of UNFPA; Howard Taylor, Executive Director, End Violence Against Children; Nahla Valji of #SpotlightEndViolence; Dr. Anju Malhotra of UNICEF; Dr. Karlee Silvers of Grand Challenges Canada; Girl Up Teen Adviser Munira Alimire; Ala (Alaeddine) Oueslati, Women Deliver Young Leader; Rhea Chawla, PMNCH Adolescent and Youth Constituency; award-winning photojournalist and founder of Too Young to Wed Stephanie Sinclair; and incredible Boko Haram survivors Hauwa and Ya Kaka.
Photo Credit: Stuart Ramson