Launch of the Ending Childhood Sexual Violence: #BeBrave G7 Scorecard

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June 24 2022 - On the eve of the 2022 G7 Summit, the Brave Movement announced the End Childhood Sexual Violence #BeBrave G7 Scorecard at an emergency press conference - a scathing assessment of global leaders’ lack of progress to end sexual violence against children.

The Scorecard is the first ever comparative assessment of G7 policies to tackle the humanitarian crisis of childhood sexual violence. It clearly demonstrates the need for G7 leaders to take immediate action.

The Brave Movement is asking G7 leaders to prioritise the following at this year’s Summit:

  • Support the Brave Movement’s call for a global pledging event on November 18, 2022 and commit to an initial investment of at least US$1 billion per year for the established Global Partnership and Fund to End Violence Against Children

  • Legislate to create a safe internet where children and adolescents are free from sexual violence

  • Create a G7 Survivors Council to advise G7 governments on actions that they take to permanently end sexual violence against children

The press conference in Germany as it appeared on Zoom

Survivors and allies followed the press conference by unveiling a #BeBrave Purple Plaque in honor of German survivors of clergy abuse at Munich’s Peterskirche, St Peter’s Church, the oldest recorded Roman Catholic parish church in Munich. The plaque signalled to leaders and institutions that they cannot hide in plain sight any longer.

The Brave Movement will also be present at the G7 Summit at its first "Survivors Camp" at Schloss Elmau. If you are attending the G7 meeting and would like to visit the camp, please register by emailing: brave@eckiger-tisch.de

Whilst the G7 meeting takes place in one moment in time, the Brave Movement will continue its work to ensure that no child has to suffer sexual violence. We will continue to put pressure on our leaders and we will continue to be brave, so that children can be safe.