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5-6 JUNE 2018 / Tour & Taxis / Brussels

Clovis Silva - Cabo Verde

“We try to change the world when we should change the people first.” Clovis Silva has been driven by this motto, and first and foremost he changed himself.. He went from a violent childhood, made of various petty crimes and having been drugged to being a successful law student, before ultimately becoming a judge in his country.

“I believe that other people can be changed too. That is why I left my career as a judge to become a social activist. This is what gets me out of bed.” With other activists, Clovis founded “Laço Braco” in 2009. “Our job consists in training boys and men to learn what "positive masculinity" is,” Clovis advocates. At home, at school, in prisons and beyond, his work leads to lasting change against gender-based violence, gender imbalance and in the deconstruction of a distorted view of masculinity.

Among other results, his advocacy work led to the adoption of a new law against gender-based violence in Cabo Verde. “I started this "path" when I realized that gender equality is not only a human rights issue, but a weapon to promote social development,” Clovis recalls. Gender-based violence impacts and costs society at all levels: in health, education, justice etc. Clovis’ fight is to shift these resources from a punitive system to one that will allow everybody to live in a better and safer society. #SheisWe.

She is We

She is We

She is We

 

"She is We" shows that when women are empowered, protected, trusted and invested in, there are benefits for all of us. The campaign emphasizes striking stories of people everywhere in the world, and engages renowned personalities, activists, and members of the development community. This campaign is organized by EuropeAid for the European Development Days – a global forum focusing this year on "Women and Girls at the Forefront of Sustainable Development" to promote a safer, more inclusive and open world for women.

 

 

 

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