Join the Global Forum for Children & Youth: Together to #ENDviolence Spotlight Session

INVITATION: Together to #ENDviolence spotlight session at the Global Forum for Children & Youth (CY21)

Co-hosted by UNICEF and the Governments of Botswana and Sweden, the Global Forum for Children and Youth (CY21) will be held virtually from 7 to 9 December 2021. CY21 will bring together children and young people alongside senior leaders from the United Nations, government, business and civil society to brainstorm and accelerate proven and new solutions, inspire commitments from participants to create change, and mobilize resources to advance child rights. As part of CY21, the End Violence Partnership will host a 90-minute spotlight session: Together to #ENDviolence – at home, at school, online, and within the community on 9 December. Join this session to hear powerful testimonies and perspectives from children and survivors of violence who are dedicating their lives to ending it. Alongside international leaders from government and civil society, they will celebrate recent breakthroughs and outline what is needed to seize the moment and accelerate progress. The session will also launch a ‘Children’s Manifesto’ calling for urgent action ahead of the Together to #ENDviolence Leaders’ event in 2022. 
December 9, 2021

8:00 AM – 9:30 AM EST 
2:00 PM – 3:30 PM CET
You will hear from:

Children and End Violence Champions
Child leaders from Kenya, Uganda, Yemen, Brazil and India who are working to end violence Liza Soberano, Actress & Save the Children Ambassador  Brisa De Angulo, End Violence Champion, Bolivia Dr. Tush Wickramanayaka, End Violence Champion, Sri Lanka Government Ministers Märta Stenevi, Minister for Gender Equality and Housing, Government of Sweden Hon. Betty Amongi Akena, Minister of Gender, Labour and Social Development, Government of Uganda Sauth Vong, Minister for Social Affairs, Veterans and Youth Rehabilitation, Royal Government of Cambodia Julie Morgan MS, Deputy Minister for Social Services, Welsh Government Rachel Maclean MP, Minister for Safeguarding, Government of the United Kingdom  Civil Society and Organisations working with and for children Helle Thorning-Schmidt, Board Co-Chair, End Violence Partnership Joy Phumaphi, Board Co-Chair, End Violence Partnership Jim Fruchterman, Founder and CEO, Tech Matters Joan Nyanyuki, Executive Director, African Child Policy Forum Inger Ashing, CEO, Save the Children International Dr. Daniela Ligiero, Executive Director and CEO, Together for Girls Dr. Howard Taylor, Executive Director, End Violence Partnership

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