External Resources

As advocates for girls and boys, understanding the magnitude and nature of the problem, as well as its on-the-ground reality, enables us to work more strategically and swiftly toward solutions.

Reports and Studies

Adolescent Girls

Child Marriage

2013 – Motherhood in Childhood: Facing the Challenge of Adolescent Pregnancy
Nancy Williamson, Robert W. Blum, UNFPA


MARCH 2014 – EC FOR RAPE SURVIVORS: A Human Rights and Public Health Imperative
International Consortium for Emergency Contraception & Sexual Violence Research Initiative

2013 – Global and Regional Estimates of Violence Against Women: Prevalence and Health Effects of Intimate Partner Violence and Non-Partner Sexual Violence
World Health Organization, London School of Hygiene and Tropical Medicine, South African Medical Research Council

2009 – Violence Prevention: The Evidence: Overview
World Health Organization and Liverpool JM: Centre for Public Health


Sexual Violence Research Initiative: SVRI provides a list of journal articles and reports on child sexual abuse and the effects on children of sexual violence against women.

What Works for Women: A comprehensive review of data from HIV/AIDS interventions for women and girls, spanning 2,500 articles and reports, with data close to 100 countries, that has uncovered a number of interventions for which there is substantial evidence of success: from prevention, treatment, care and support to strengthening the enabling environment for policies and programming.