Are you keen to join our powerful global collective fighting for the rights of all children and adolescents to live in safety and with dignity – free from sexual violence?

Then we welcome you to become a member of the Brave Movement.

WHO CAN BECOME A MEMBER?

Brave Movement members share a common passion, mission and vision to end childhood sexual violence everywhere, for every child and adolescent.

The Brave Movement has two categories of membership:

  • Member organization: an organization that works in close communication and collaboration with the Brave Movement on agreed initiatives and campaigns.
  • Individual member: an individual who works in close communication and collaboration with the Brave Movement on agreed initiatives and campaigns.

HOW TO BECOME A MEMBER

The Brave Movement is grounded in healing, safety and political action. Organizations and individuals wishing to become members of the Brave Movement must adhere to a set of criteria and commit to upholding Brave and Together for Girls policies and Code of Conduct.

For more details and information about how to join the Brave Movement please get in touch – we’d love to hear from you at info@bravemovement.org

WHY BECOME A MEMBER?

Brave Movement members will receive support from other members and the Brave Movement Action Team to participate fully in collective efforts, including through masterclass workshops and peer to peer support for survivors of child sexual violence.

Being a member of the Brave Movement offers:

  • Strength in numbers as a vital and expanding global network in the international fight against child sexual violence on and offline;
  • Opportunities to communicate your work using Brave Movement assets and branding;
  • Inclusion in conversations, exchange of knowledge and participating in joint advocacy;
  • Collaborating on campaign projects and activities for greater impact;
  • Access to the knowledge of other participants and survivor leaders, as well as chances for capacity- and skill-building;
  • Opportunities to participate in task forces, working groups, or committees for Brave;
  • Possibility of taking part in Brave’s strategic planning and governance processes.

BECOMING A BRAVE PLATFORM

When two or more members of the Brave Movement decide to work together they can form a Brave Platform, for example at a national or regional level.

Brave Platforms can be a mix of at least two institutional and individual members, as well as allies to the Movement. While Brave Platforms are intended to be loosely formed coalitions, these groups should involve a significant proportion of Brave members (individual or organization) and survivor-centred organizations to ensure that survivor voices are supported, protected, and promoted within the Platform and its activities. Brave Platforms are self-organized and guided by the shared purpose to advance Brave Movement objectives, advocacy and campaigns.

Brave Platforms aim to increase the impact of individual advocacy efforts and strengthen capacity within the Movement by building on individual strengths, experience and expertise.

Brave Platforms should complement and amplify the expertise and voices of members, generating powerful advocacy that will influence policy and resonate in decision-making processes. Brave Platforms can run collective advocacy and campaigns that are strong in support and solidarity for members and that share any potential risk posed to members acting alone.

If you are interested in creating and convening a Brave Platform, we are here to support! Please reach out to info@bravemovement.org

OTHER WAYS TO SUPPORT THE BRAVE MOVEMENT

The Brave Movement also welcomes all allies! Brave Movement allies are individuals and civil society organizations demonstrating an active commitment to ending sexual violence against children. Being an ally to the Brave Movement means joining us in advocacy and campaigning efforts in the pursuit of  breaking the social, structural and systemic barriers that place children and adolescents at risk from sexual violence and block effective prevention, healing and justice.

As a Brave ally, you can be engaged in Brave Movement advocacy and campaigning without a formal membership role with Brave.

There are other ways too – please feel free to:

  • Visit our Take Action page to support campaigns, petitions, and projects organized by our members.
  • Follow @bravemovement on TwitterFacebook , or Instagram to spread the word.
  • Visit our Newsroom to learn more about childhood sexual violence and related issues in the media.
  • Sign up for our email updates to receive childhood sexual violence-related news and stories.