External Resources

External Resources

As advocates for girls and boys, understanding the magnitude and nature of the problem, as well as its on-the-ground reality, enables us to work more strategically and swiftly toward solutions.

Reports and Studies


OCTOBER 2013- Toward a World Free from Violence – Global Survey on Violence against Children
Special Representative of the Secretary-General on Violence against Children

SEPTEMBER 2012- Safe and child-sensitive counselling, complaint and reporting mechanisms to address violence against children
Special Representative of the Secretary-General on Violence against Children

Adolescent Girls

Child Marriage

2013 – Motherhood in Childhood: Facing the Challenge of Adolescent Pregnancy
Nancy Williamson, Robert W. Blum, UNFPA


MARCH 2014 – EC FOR RAPE SURVIVORS: A Human Rights and Public Health Imperative
International Consortium for Emergency Contraception & Sexual Violence Research Initiative

2013 – Global and Regional Estimates of Violence Against Women: Prevalence and Health Effects of Intimate Partner Violence and Non-Partner Sexual Violence
World Health Organization, London School of Hygiene and Tropical Medicine, South African Medical Research Council

2009 – Violence Prevention: The Evidence: Overview
World Health Organization and Liverpool JM: Centre for Public Health


Sexual Violence Research Initiative: SVRI provides a list of journal articles and reports on child sexual abuse and the effects on children of sexual violence against women.

What Works for Women: A comprehensive review of data from HIV/AIDS interventions for women and girls, spanning 2,500 articles and reports, with data close to 100 countries, that has uncovered a number of interventions for which there is substantial evidence of success: from prevention, treatment, care and support to strengthening the enabling environment for policies and programming.

2017 – Celebrating childhood: A journey to end violence against children

This illustrated book from the SSRG is about what ending violence against children takes, means and brings. It’s a celebration of childhood and a manifesto for a world where children can grow with dignity and free from violence. It gathers inspiring testimonies of people whose talent and time are bringing us closer to a world of nonviolence for all children. The contributors are remarkable people of all ages and backgrounds. They are visionary leaders and child rights defenders, scholars and artists, all of whom have demonstrated decisive commitment to build a better world for children.

Special Representative of the Secretary-General on Violence against Children