About Together for Girls
Together for Girls is a global partnership working to end violence against children and adolescents, particularly sexual violence against girls and other vulnerable populations. The partnership pays special attention to the gendered dimensions of violence, and its impact on health, education and human rights. We envision a world where every young person is safe, protected and empowered.
Founded in 2009, the Together for Girls partnership includes more than 20 national governments across sub-Saharan Africa, Central and South America, Southeast Asia, and Europe, as well as civil society organizations, UN entities, development partners and the private sector. Our collective work uses an innovative three-pronged model:
- Data: Generating quality data and evidence about violence against children in order to inform solutions to prevent violence. This work is grounded by the Violence Against Children and Youth Surveys (VACS), led by national governments with technical assistance and support from the U.S. Centers for Disease Control and Prevention and other partners.
- Advocacy: Raising awareness to drive lasting change through communications and campaigns to build political will, shape policy agendas, and elevate the voices of survivors.
- Action: Galvanizing a coordinated, multisectoral response to bring evidence-based solutions to scale and create lasting change in the lives of children and adolescents.
Through data, advocacy and action, we work to ensure prevention, healing and justice.