Brave is a movement led by survivors with different backgrounds whose experiences with sexual violence are varied. But we share a common knowledge of what it’s like to feel alone, to be hidden, to live scared, and to hold onto misplaced blame. We know what it’s like to carry shame.
This is a burden we refuse to carry any longer. We are working in solidarity with allies and transforming our shame into our call for bold and transformative action through the Brave Movement:
For perpetration to be prevented and perpetrators held to account and brought to justice.
For survivors everywhere to find healing, agency, and their power to heal.
To enable adults, leaders, and institutions that perpetuate the silence to transform into allies.
We are the SAGE (Survivor Advocates Globally Empowered). We are a group of brave and powerful survivors of sexual violence in childhood, using our collective voice to speak out when there is silence and advocating for transformational change. With our wisdom and experience, we help guide the vision and strategy of the Brave movement.
We will create a world where children and adolescents can grow up free from harm, so that no one has to go through what we have.
Global Steering Group
We are the Global Steering Group (GSG) – a network of connected partners with a diverse range of thought leadership and expertise in our respective fields.
The Army of Survivors
Julie Ann Rivers-Cochran, MSW
End Violence Lab at the University of Edinburgh
Dr Catherine Maternowska
Girls Not Brides
Dr Faith Mwangi-Powell
Together for Girls
Daniela Ligiero, GSG Chair
WeProtect Global Alliance
World Vision International
Global Survivors Advocacy Group (SAGE) representatives to the GSG
Brisa De Angulo, Esq.
Brave Movement Action Team
The global action team is dispersed across three continents
We are a growing movement mobilizing for action from grass roots level all the way through to the international arena.