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Illustration: Mariam ElReweny

Focusing on adolescent girls

Illustration: Mariam ElReweny

No longer afforded the status and protections conferred to children, nor recognized as adults, adolescent girls are often overlooked by efforts that serve women or children.

Around 120 million girls worldwide have experienced forced intercourse or other forced sexual acts at some point in their lives, according to UNICEF. While we know that adolescent girls experience devastating rates of sexual violence, they are often ignored in traditional prevention and response efforts.

That's where we come in.

The data shows that girls all over the world experience high rates of sexual violence

Data source

All data from Violence Against Children and Youth Surveys (VACS), led by national governments with technical assistance from the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC), as part of the Together for Girls partnership.