As an extension of Bright Light Projects’ (BLP) global efforts, the 501(c)(3) nonprofit and organization is set for its inaugural Virtual Roundtable: “Saving Our Girls Globally”, raising awareness during the annual international 16 Days of Activism Against Gender-Based Violence Campaign. This virtual event will be held on Thursday, December 9, 2021 from 12: PM – 3: PM CST via Zoom and Facebook Live.
The 16 Days of Activism Against Gender-Based Violence Campaign is an annual international campaign that begins on November 25th, the International Day for the Elimination of Violence against Women, running until December 10th, Human Rights Day. This campaign was founded by activists at the inaugural Women’s Global Leadership Institute in 1991 and continues to be coordinated each year by the Center for Women’s Global Leadership. It continues to be used as a strategic tool and template by individuals and organizations around the world to support the prevention and elimination of violence against women and girls. The global theme for this year’s 16 Days of Activism Against Gender-Based Violence is “Orange the World: End Violence against Women Now!”
Since its founding in 2012, BLP is Houston-based and widely recognized as it continues to make great strides for young women around the world who are refugees, displaced, victims of gender-based violence, and sex trafficking. This nonprofit provides tools and resources that go directly to the purpose and intended recipients, so these young girls and women become self-reliant, in turn contributing positively to the development of
their own communities. BLP is a strong advocate on the United Nations Sustainable Development Goal #5 to achieve gender equality and empower all women and girls.
A recent major milestone for BLP was in June this year at the Generation Equality Paris Forum, earning approval as an Action Coalitions Commitment Maker on Gender-Based Violence by UN Women. BLP is a proud partner with UN Women, promoting the objectives of the Generation Equality Paris Summit bringing together all stakeholders who are committed to gender equality in order to review progress and make concrete, specific and ambitious commitments to accelerate progress towards gender equality in the next five years.
In line with the 16 Days of Activism Against Gender-Based Violence Campaign, BLP’s flagship program called ‘Girls Shall Rise,’ has a focus on providing skills, training, educational support, and advocacy for victims and survivors of gender-based violence, commercial sex workers, and women living with HIV/AIDS.
This virtual roundtable discussion and event is also part of BLP’s call for global actions to increase awareness, galvanize advocacy efforts, and share knowledge and progress the organization has made so far. This will be a multi stakeholder platform inviting all gender-based violence (GBV) partners to join hands in the fight against gender-based violence. Proven and results-driven outreach in Sierra Leone, Cameroon, Nigeria, and the United States is a part of BLP’s support for gender equality, collaborating with UN Women.
Discussions will have two sessions covering different issues related to gender-based violence:
Session 1: will cover issues on Education, Health, and Community Engagement session 2: will cover issues around legal and global enforcement challenges, primary protection, male culture, etc
To RSVP for the Virtual Roundtable, please email email@example.com.
For more information about Bright Light Projects, please visit www.brightlightprojects.org.
About Bright Light Projects:
The mission of Bright Light Projects is to implement viable, sustainable community-based projects through strategic partnerships in the United States and Sub-Saharan Africa. Bright Light Project is a unique intervention foundation working in the USA, Sierra Leone, Cameroon, Guinea Conakry, and Nigeria. Like our motto “Rebuilding Broken Communities,” our mission is to implement viable, sustainable community-based projects through strategic partnerships in countries where we are present. We help victims of both natural and man-made disasters rebuild so they become self-reliant and contribute positively to the development of their communities.
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