Mental Health; Break the Silence l Reduce Inequalities l Promote Social Inclusion
Join the conversation with Global Girl Power on “Mental Health: Break the Silence to Reduce Inequalities and Promote Social Inclusion” during the sixty-third session of the Commission on the Status of Women will take place at the United Nations Headquarters in New York. Our aim is to inspire a global change & bring together mindful leaders to initiate dialogue, participation and activism
Mental Health: Break the Silence, Reduce Inequalities and Promote Social Inclusion.
Date: March 12, 2019
Location: CCUN (Church Center For United Nations)
Time: 8:30 am -10:00 am
We hope to conduct an interactive discussion about basic human rights, prevalence of rape culture, child marriages, human trafficking, sex-selective abortions, honor killings, female genital mutilation, other harmful traditional practices, domestic emotional and physical abuse. Women and girls from all walks of life across the globe undergo long-term physical and mental health implications due to these traumatic experiences and atrocities. With mental health at forefront, we strive to create a safe space for women and girls, educate them about their rights, and the resources available to them. Furthermore, we want to empower people to break the stigma through their stories and experiences.
Our goal with the event is to bring people from the local and international communities together to help end all forms of violence and discrimination and ensuring sound mental health and well- being of women and girls by;
● Raising international awareness on issues violating women rights and inspire action for social change.
● Breaking the stigma of mental health; post traumatic disorder
● Removing barriers at the cultural and grassroot level.
● Promoting equality and social inclusion.
● Addressing the need of rapid access to health care, social protection, proper access to mental health care resources and psychological support to all victims.
Women are the building blocks of community and culture. Strong women mirror an empowered, educated, supportive community. Recognizing the effects of PTSD on women’s mental health is a first step towards creating a better future for women around the globe.