|Myself at the CSW sign at the UN.|
I didn't realise the problem was so severe:
- Globally, up to 6 out of every 10 women experience physical and/or sexual violence in their lifetime.
- 60 million girls are sexually assaulted at or on their way to school each year.
- 60 million girls worldwide are child brides.
- Violence against girls puts them at higher risk of contracting HIV.
Currently WAGGGS are trying to encouraging everyone to add their voice to their Stop The Violence campaign, I already have :)
This is my WAGGGS collection I made earlier this morning. It includes information about the campaign, wristbands, and the WAGGGS scarf. Also an article about Lynne Featherstone.
Lynne Featherstone, who I met back in November 2011 at the launch at the Girls Attitudes Survey results. Lynne Featherstone is the Equalities Minister for UK attended the CSW too. I met her again at the British Ambassador reception in New York, she told me that she recognised me (I was in my Guiding uniform) - but that was a wonderful moment.
Lynne, recognises the Stop The Violence campaign along with UN Women :)
WAGGGS Stop The Violence Video - http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=BAKtiEFjcnA
WAGGGS International Womens Day Video - http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=JIGue5fiZjQ
The Girl Effect - http://www.youtube.com/user/girleffect?ob=0&feature=results_main
The Girl Effect: The clock is ticking - http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=1e8xgF0JtVg
Do something powerful today and add your voice to the Stop the Violence campaign!