Thursday, June 26, 2014

Empowering Women, Empowering Humanity, Picture it!

WWSF participated at the Beijing UN World Conference in 1991. A great Promise was made and we have come a long way. 20 years later - let's review together the progress made for the women of the world and the obstacles remaining for full implementation of the Beijing Platform for Action and the 12 critical areas of concern.

"Picture a world where all girls and boys go to school
A world without gender stereotypes
A world where there is equal pay for equal work
A world without child marriages and the end of violence against women and girls
This is not a woman's issue, it is an issue for humanity"

Dr. Phumzile Mlambo-Nguka

UN Under-Secretary-General and Executive Director of UN Women

Wednesday, June 25, 2014

Prevention is Key!

Prevention is Key!  It is the most effective way to protect children from abuse.  It contributes to creating a culture of non-violence.  It is about setting up guidelines and learned behavior, which create obstacles to perpetrators. Prevention should be implemented through social and general policies involving the families, schools and professionals.  Join the campaign

Monday, June 23, 2014

Prevention of Addiction and Substance Abuse - 19 Days Campaign main theme

WWSF is pleased to announce its 2014 Campaign for prevention of violence against children and youth 1-19 November and has selected for this year's main theme "Addiction and Substance Abuse". Our 2014 Campaign Partner, Mentor International, an expert organization on the main theme, provides with its Prevention Hub in-depth information on good practices, upcoming events, research and general news about prevention of substance abuse. 

Visit the Prevention hub:
and access the WWSF Prevention Kit: 

Don't forget to register your activities online and help create a culture for prevention of violence against children and youth. 

“We must act now to end children’s skepticism about adult promises. Children are tired of being told they are the future. They want to see us fulfill our promises in the present, and enjoy their right to be protected from violence today”.

- Paulo Sérgio Pinheiro, Independent expert
for the United Nations Secretary-General’s study on violence against children (2006)

Friday, June 13, 2014

Launch of WWSF Campaign 19 Days of Activism for the prevention of violence against children and youth, 1-19 November 2014

An international empowerment initiative with 19 themes to help you prepare your program of prevention. Ending violence against children and youth - an idea whose time has come. Join us and let's create a world fit for children and youth!

Monday, June 9, 2014

Welcome to the WWSF Blog

Welcome to the WWSF Blog! We are preparing to launch our regular newsfeed on 13 June, and we invite you to follow us on the blog.