Together for Girls is a global public-private partnership dedicated to ending violence against children, with a focus on sexual violence against girls.
To address this horrific human rights violation and public health problem, Together for Girls brings together the expertise and resources of many of the strongest organizations working globally in development, public health, and children and women’s rights to collaborate with national governments and civil society.
Using our Violence Against Children Survey (VACS) as an entry point, we provide comprehensive data on the magnitude and consequences of this issue on a scale that never existed before. Our approach provides the foundation for action, mobilizing countries to lead a response and inform solutions that are evidence-based and supported by our global partners.
Launched as a Clinton Global Initiative commitment, the partnership includes five UN agencies, the U.S. government and the private sector. Our UN partners are led by UNICEF and include UNAIDS, UN Women, WHO and UNFPA. The U.S. government is represented by the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention’s Division of Violence Prevention (CDC/DVP); the President’s Emergency Plan for AIDS Relief and its partners; USAID; and the Department of State’s Office of Global Women's Issues. Our private sector partners are Grupo ABC, BD (Becton, Dickinson and Company), the CDC Foundation and the Nduna Foundation.
The partnership hosts the intersection between child protection, gender rights, violence prevention and HIV/AIDS prevention, creating synergies and efficiencies that make it possible to take on such a large issue with a comprehensive, multi-sector response.
Together for Girls’ mission is to mobilize and sustain a global movement to end the deep human rights violations, public health impacts and long term individual and social consequences associated with violence against children, especially sexual violence against girls.
Ending violence against children is central to achieving justice, health and prosperity for all. We imagine a world where children are safe, empowered and protected—free from violence, exploitation and abuse.
Gary Cohen, Executive Vice President, BD (Becton, Dickinson and Company)
Michele Moloney-Kitts, Director
Rebecca Gordon, Senior Program Advisor
Sandie Taylor, Director of Communications and and Operations
Kelly Hagler, Communications and Youth Advocacy Officer, Global Health Corps Fellow
Gary Cohen, BD
EJ Jacobs, Nduna Foundation
Michele Moloney-Kitts, Together for Girls Secretariat
Jantine Jacobi, UNAIDS
Dr. Susan Bissell, UNICEF
Theresa Kilbane, UNICEF
Marina Mancinelli, UN Women
Gretchen Bachman, USAID
Dr. James Mercy, U.S. Centers for Disease Control and Prevention
Dr. Daniela Ligiero, U.S. Department of State’s Office of the U.S. Global AIDS Coordinator
Together for Girls
1889 F Street NW, Suite 350
Washington, DC 20006