Worldwide Organization for Women sponsored a parallel event at the UN Commission on the Status of Women (CSW), March 21, 2017, titled, Family: The Girl Child’s First Line of Defense in Health & Education.
WOW held a panel with six speakers, who presented information on child sex abuse prevention. WOW emphasized that the most effective abuse prevention program is to empower parents by giving them the information they need to prevent sexual abuse . The panel presenters were: Nicholeen Peck, President of WOW, Yvonne Averett, WOW Board, Sharon Slater of Family Watch, Amaka Akudinobi, WOW Africa member, Nahiomi Aponte, student, and Heather Richey, Mrs.World Ambassador.
WOW premiered their two free e-guides, Simple & Safe, and Before They Connect. Before They Connect offers information about young “digital citizens” and the potential dangers associated with internet use, and suggestions for creating a family use plan. Simple & Safe is a guide that teaches 4 simple safetylessons, essential for children to learn, and how to prevent sexual abuse for parents.
Health and & Education are two strategic areas the UN has included in its Sustainable Development Goals, or SDGs. Goals are assessed and rewritten every 15 years. When participating at CSW, or other UN event, WOW advocates family solutions to the many problems and issues the UN addresses.
Here is our president: Nicholeen Peck, opening the event after we endured protesting from another group and while the other group was in the hallway trying to stop world leaders and diplomats from attending the event.
Click Here to hear teh presentation about Digital Citizenship and keeping children safe online!
Click Here to hear some of our speakers addressing what can be done globally to stop the sexual abuse of children!
Click Here for the free e-book Before They Connect
Click Here for the free e-book Simple and Safe