Brave Movement statement in response to G7 communiqué

Wibke Müller, survivor, co-founder of the Brave Movement and co-chair of its G7 survivors’ taskforce responds

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Wibke Müller, survivor, co-founder of the Brave Movement and co-chair of its G7 survivors’ taskforce:

Schloss Elmau, Germany, June 28 2022 – “When I was a child, nobody protected me from sexual violence. Today, G7 leaders have collectively committed for the first-time to be the protectors that I needed - and that all children deserve.

This is a first historic breakthrough for our movement. Survivors and our allies in the G7 countries and around the world want our leaders to know that words aren’t enough. We need bold action now. Starting in your countries, at the meeting of G7 interior ministers in October, and then at the 2023 G7 summit in Hiroshima.

Last week, the Brave Movement ranked G7 countries in their efforts to protect children and adolescents from childhood sexual violence, and found woefully inadequate action from all G7 countries.

The Brave Movement is calling on the G7 and all global governments to:

  • 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 End Violence Fund

  • 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 everywhere and for every child.”

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