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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
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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
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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
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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
Gary Cohen and Jim Mercy
(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.
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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
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How do we keep children safe? It starts with data

To prevent violence we must first understand it. Using our data with evidence-based frameworks allow governments to inform public health action to keep kids safe.

  • 22nd September 2023
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Why investing in preventing childhood sexual violence is the right thing, and the smart thing

Investing in ending childhood sexual violence is the right thing to do, and we must protect kids and support those who have experienced this horrible trauma. Globally, policy and decision makers can save billions investing in preventing child sexual abuse. The returns on investment would cut across physical and mental health, labor, judicial, and other sectors.

  • 11th September 2023
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Puska and her son at the Kigamboni Community Centre. Photo: Together for Girls/Alexandra Tucci Thomas/Tanzania.
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Revealed: lessons from 20 countries after the world's largest survey on violence against children

Violence is preventable. Banning child marriage has been achieved because of contributions from the Violence Against Children and Youth Surveys (VACS). But greater investment is urgently needed to ensure that more data collection and other hard-fought wins continue.

  • 21st August 2023
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Child sexual abuse is a solvable problem

When Tom Krumins was a boy, he experienced sexual violence as a Boy Scout of America. Tom speaks about his journey to becoming an activist and director of Keep Kids Safe, and shares an inspiring message of hope in his work to end sexual violence against children.

  • 11th August 2023
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Proven: The power of data-driven advocacy to protect children

With data from 23 countries we've successfully created evidence-based solutions to reduce violence against young girls, including ending child marriage and other harmful norms. See the VACS in action.

  • 18th July 2023
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