#HearMeToo: how to educate, activate, accelerate?

Having rights and laws enacted to eliminate violence against women and girls needs to go hand in hand with people being informed about their rights and obligations. This HagueTalks is about tapping into women and girls empowerment to decreasing violence. Education being the key to inform people and, in turn, helps to activate and accelerate change.

Join the dialogue with your experiences and lessons learned.


  • Elena Incisa di Camerana will share her experiences in Honduras and how photography helped to decrease gang violence.
  • Makgatho Motshekga addresses the cultural diversity amongst women and children within the South African context.
  • Hoang Thi Huong will talk about working with youth groups to promote gender equality and women’s human rights, universal values in Vietnam. Her programmes have focused on capacity building to change discourses of gender norms and breaking out of gender stereotypes through social campaigns and social media.
  • Kesia-Onam Apkene Yawo Togoh tells the story of how a young girl challenged and overcame disempowering traditional beliefs and cultural practices that discriminated against the rights of children in the community. Through peace education, this bold girl is stimulating new thinking and paving the way for new beginnings in her community.

Moderator of the event is Arthur Van Buitenen. Heis an advocate for sustainable development built on rule of law and human rights. Focused on food security & rule of law, he is also an experienced moderator of dialogues. A #SharedValues approach is at the heart of his moderation.

This HagueTalks event is organized in partnership between IDLO, RVO, Humanity House and GPPAC.

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