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Launch of ECPAT’s new podcast mini-series: She Leads

Posted on Aug 16, 2022
A programme dedicated to amplifying the voices of girls and young women in decision-making environments.


Girls and young women around the world, particularly from socially excluded and exploited groups, are denied the opportunity to voice their interests and to participate meaningfully in decision-making processes. 

She Leads brings together child rights organisations, feminist/women’s rights organisations, GYW-led groups and aims to increase sustained influence of girls and young women (GYW) and ensure their perspectives are included in decision-making for gender-responsive laws and policies, and societal norms and practices. 

The programme is focused on several regions, including East Africa (Uganda, Ethiopia, Kenya), West Africa (Ghana, Mali, Sierra Leone, Liberia) and the Middle East (Lebanon, Jordan). 

Over the three episodes, we will introduce the programme and its partners, discuss the importance of centring the voices of girls and young women and explore the challenges in this line of work and what we are doing to overcome them. 

Click here to listen to all of our episodes 



About ‘Ending the Silence’ 

‘Ending the Silence’ is a podcast by ECPAT International, an organisation dedicated to ending the sexual exploitation of children. In the podcast, we explore what the key issues are, delve into global trends, and meet the experts, who are dedicating their lives to making the world a safer place for children.