It is estimated that one in three women and girls experience violence in their lifetime. Child marriage is a manifestation of that violence, for girls become particularly at risk and vulnerable to physical and emotional violence.
There is no excuse for any form of violence including Child Early Forced Marriage (CEFM) #ThursdaysinBlack #TIB Girls Not Brides
At first glance, laws governing nationality rights might seem irrelevant to securing the rights and security of girls across the globe. But, in reality, when countries deny women and men equal nationality rights, it can result in serious violations of girls’ most basic human rights. http://ow.ly/Y5e0b
WOSM Secretary General, Scott Teare, welcomes fellow members to the meeting of The Alliance of Youth CEOs. They represent the International Federation of Red Cross and Red Crescent Societies, The Duke of Edinburgh's International Award Foundation, World Association of Girl Guides and Girl Scouts and World YMCA. The representative from World YWCA was unable to attend.
Collectively, this informal network has a combined reach of more than 200 million young people in over 200 countries and territories worldwide.
Find out more: https://www.scout.org/node/153446
“Thursdays in Black”, a campaign against sexual and gender-based violence. Every week we encourage you to wear black in solidarity with survivors and victims of violence against women and girls #TIB Thursdays in Black
Women Deliver’s conferences are the world’s largest global convenings to focus on the health, rights and well-being of girls and women. Register for the 2016 Conference: http://wd2016.org/about/registration/
Young people are crucial to making the new #2030Agenda a reality! On 1-2 February at the upcoming @UnitedNations Economic and Social Council Youth Forum, young people will gather with government representatives to discuss #SDGs action. Learn more http://bit.ly/youth2030 and follow live http://webtv.un.org #Youth2030
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Did you miss anything at #ICFP or are you following from home? Make sure you check out today's Daily Delivery recap of January 25th for the top moments from the Opening Ceremonies, #ICFPYouth voices, new pledges & partnerships, #FPVoices and more! http://eepurl.com/bN3vG1
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Register now for the UN Commission on the Status of Women, YOUTH FORUM: Advancing Agenda 2030 - Empowered Young Women and Young Men as Partners in Achieving Gender Equality
Organised by UN Women, World YWCA and UN Inter-Agency Network on Youth Development 's Working Group on Youth and Gender Equality.
The World YWCA, in partnership with UN Women, will host a two-day Youth Forum, 11-12th March, 2016, just before CSW in New York. We welcome adolescent girls, young women and young men under the age of 30 to register (see link below). http://ow.ly/XurfE