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World Education Day 2022: Changing course, transforming education

To mark World Education Day this year, we spoke to Yona Nestel of Plan International and Olanike Timipa-Uge of Teenage Network to learn more about the impact of COVID-19 on girls’ access to education.

  • 24th January 2022
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Building the evidence base: AidData’s deep-dive analysis of Zambian school-related gender-based violence

High-quality, disaggregated data on school-related gender-based violence is essential to help drive effective policies and programs for prevention and response.

  • 21st September 2021
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Safe: Preventing gender-based violence in and through schools

Together for Girls and partners hosted a Solutions Summit side event. Global leaders, experts, and youth activists shared the latest data on violence in school settings and highlighted school-based interventions for catalyzing broader social change to end violence.

  • 16th June 2021
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VidaNyx: Accelerating child abuse prevention, healing, and justice

Together for Girls profiles VidaNyx — the leading cloud-based digital video evidence management solution that works to address the needs of the Children’s Advocacy Center in the U.S. — as a critical solution in the What Works to Prevent Sexual Violence Against Children Evidence Review.

  • 27th April 2021
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Girls Health Ed: Creating change in and through schools

Girls Health Ed is one organization working in and through schools to address the root causes of gender equality that often lead to violence.

  • 25th October 2020
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How to be a safe adult for children during the COVID-19 pandemic and beyond

Katelyn Brewer, President and CEO of Darkness to Light, discussed how during the COVID-19 pandemic, adults can modify their approach to protect kids and prevent child abuse.

  • 16th June 2020
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During COVID-19 gender equality is more important than ever

Why do adolescent girls and women face an increased vulnerability to sexual violence during the COVID-19 pandemic?

  • 4th April 2020
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Top 10 things you should know about the Violence Against Children and Youth Surveys (VACS)

Ashleigh Howard — a global health epidemiologist with expertise in violence and HIV — shares her top 10 things you should know about the Violence Against Children and Youth Surveys.

  • 24th October 2019
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Understanding child sexual abuse

Childhood sexual violence differs from other forms of violence, such as physical or psychological violence, as child development and the capacity to consent influence its recognition as a crime.

  • 22nd September 2019
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Interview with Gary Cohen, Founder of Together for Girls

In celebration of Together for Girls' 10-year anniversary, we sat down with Gary to learn more about how Together for Girls came to be — where it all began, the challenges, the successes, and what’s next.

  • 3rd June 2019
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Key considerations for engaging men and boys as a prevention strategy

Attitudes and behaviors that can exacerbate the risk for or facilitate acts of sexual violence against adolescents and children are grounded in broad social norms.

  • 12th April 2019
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Helping drive action to end violence against children in Latin America

Together for Girls talks with Dr. Andrés Villaveces MD, MPH, Ph.D. to learn more about his experience in the field and what inspires him to do this critical work.

  • 24th October 2018
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