Technical action framework 2011

Sexual violence against girls is a global human rights violation of vast proportions with severe health and social consequences. As with other forms of violence against women and girls, gender discrimination and inequality is at the root of sexual violence against girls.

This framework outlines the rationale and essential elements of a comprehensive approach to addressing sexual violence and contributes to the promotion, protection, and fulfillment of the fundamental human rights of girls. Key elements of the strategy include the large-scale implementation of evidence-based policies and programs to prevent sexual violence from occurring in the first place, and to ensure an effective response if it occurs.

Technical Action Framework December 2011