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.
The Together for Girls 101 fact sheet provides an overview of our global partnership.
Together for Girls, in partnership with The Equality Institute and the Oak Foundation, undertook a systematic review of proven solutions and best practices to prevent and respond to sexual violence against children and young people.
Building on growing evidence that violence against children is preventable, these evidence-based strategies support countries and communities to intensify their focus on prevention programmes and services in order to reduce violence against children.