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Every child safe: Uniting key actors in the global fight to end violence against children

Join us for this critical discussion of the progress needed to address violence against children, adolescents and sexual and gender-based violence against girls.

  • 21st May 2024
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Youth voices are critical in new evidence on the epidemiology of violence, and how we can prevent it

Participants from the Data to Action research course reflect on the lessons from utilising Violence Against Children and Youth Survey data to generate new research on violence in 4 VACS countries.

  • 20th May 2024
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How a decade of data is leading solutions to keep children safe

Change is possible, and violence is preventable. By implementing evidence-based policies and targeted interventions we can end violence against children.

  • 19th April 2024
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Schools offer unique opportunities to prevent violence against children

A billion children spend a significant proportion of their time in school every day, making school settings a key factor in interventions to save more children from violence.

  • 26th March 2024
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Adolescent girl staying with Florence at Maisha Girls Safe House. Photo credit: BellaNaija

Amplifying voices, healing wounds: a survivor's journey to end childhood sexual violence

Florence Keya, co-founder of the Brave Movement, speaks about how prioritizing the safety and well-being of girls is key to creating a better future for women.

  • 8th March 2024
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Making it clear: how is money spent to address child sexual abuse?

Safeguarding childhood is a first of its kind report by FP Analytics, revealing how governments allocate resources to prevent and respond to child sexual abuse, and where that money goes.

  • 8th February 2024
To Truly Invest in Children, Africa’s Leaders Must Invest in What Keeps Them Safe

To truly invest in children, Africa’s leaders must invest in what keeps them safe

We are more than halfway to the 2030 deadline for achieving the United Nations’ Sustainable Development Goals, but most African countries are struggling to make sufficient progress. Africa has a chance to meet them by investing in its greatest resource: its young people.

  • 4th February 2024
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Why investing in education means investing in child safety

All children have a right to learn. The threat of violence stops many from going to school and many more from achieving learning outcomes. If they are serious about education, governments must invest in understanding the nature and drivers of violence against children and use data and evidence to ensure their safety.

  • 1st February 2024
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Empowered and protected: how schools must support children to prevent SRGBV

Schools have a responsibility to empower students to prevent school-related gender-based violence.

  • 22nd January 2024
Why education has to start with keeping children safe

Why education has to start with keeping children safe

It is not enough for children to attend school. We must also ensure they are safe doing so. Violence prevention and response should be integrated into education policy and programming to ensure safe schools for all students.

  • 11th January 2024
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Groundbreaking data tells a story of violence in Kenya, and leads to 7 acts that reduced it by half

In 2010, Kenya's first national Violence Against Children and Youth Survey revealed alarming statistics about the prevalence of physical, sexual, and emotional violence among boys and girls. A decade later the data told a different story. The power of data-driven action at a national level was proven for the first time, uncovering the efficacy of interventions to protect at-risk children.

  • 4th December 2023
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Activists in front of the White House on Nov., 30, 2007, demand the U.S. government "remove political red tape" from its global HIV/AIDS programs. Credit: Win McNamee via GettyImages

Twenty years of impact: Funding the fight to end AIDS by 2030

Right now, the stakes could not be higher for millions of adolescent girls and young women. Sustained funding for PEPFAR means extending a lifeline by accessing services to help them heal and thrive, pursuing education while living HIV-free lives.

  • 30th November 2023
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Data and advocacy: the way forward to effective gender-based violence prevention policies

Kanga Rasi, Social Justice Advisor and Africa Campaign Director at the Brave Movement, speaks about the power of data to advocate for policies to prevent gender-based violence.

  • 24th November 2023
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(From left to right) Gary Cohen, Founder and Board Chair, Together for Girls; Avid Reza, MD, MPH, CDC; Jim Mercy, PhD, Director, Division of Violence Prevention, CDC; Judy Monroe, CEO, CDC Foundation.

A tribute to the work of Jim Mercy

A pioneer in violence prevention and response, Dr. Mercy has profoundly impacted the public's perception of violence. Once seen as an inevitable aspect of existence, violence, under his guidance, has emerged as a preventable public health concern.

  • 20th November 2023
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Message to a young survivor

You are not alone. It’s important that those with lived experience don’t feel pressured to share anything publicly. We all have our own journeys, and many survivors chose to not be public, while still being incredible agents for change.

  • 3rd November 2023
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To end school-related gender-based violence, we must progress gender equality

School-related gender-based violence is a particularly egregious form of gender-based violence because it happens to children who sometimes do not even recognise it as violence.

  • 29th September 2023