Maria Saveria Zizzo


 This survivor-led network of child advocacy organizations, survivor networks, academic and faith-based institutions, and governments is committed to ending child sexual abuse and supporting victims and survivors of childhood trauma in their healing. We worked closely with international communities to establish the annual International Day of Observance to grow awareness of the need to protect children from sexual abuse and bring healing to victims and survivors of childhood trauma. In a historic moment, on November 7, 2022, this milestone was achieved with the declaration of November 18 as the World Day for the Prevention of, and Healing from Child Sexual Exploitation, Abuse and Violence by the United Nations during the 77th General Assembly.