Together for Girls Factsheet

The Together for Girls fact sheet provides an overview of our global partnership. From Violence Against Children Survey data to examples of country-led interventions, this handout highlights how we work to prevent violence against children.

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Meet Together for Girls (Video)

Meet Together for Girls, a global-public partnership dedicated to ending violence against all children and youth. In this video, you’ll learn about our history of collaborative partnership, our three-pronged model, and our vision for a safer world.


What Works to Prevent Sexual Violence Against Children

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 youth (SVAC). The review was completed in collaboration with a group of experts and allied organizations and highlights evidence-based solutions from around the world — from a girl’s empowerment initiative in India to justice reform in Guatemala to school-based education program in the United States.

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Together for Girls 2019 Partnership Progress Report

During 2019, Together for Girls celebrated ten years of partnership. This visual annex highlights key accomplishments from the partnership’s banner year – including high-level VACS launches, global events, and the release of several new resources.

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Strength in Numbers: Together for Girls Stakeholder Report 2018

In less than 10 years, the Together for Girls partnership has made monumental progress in achieving a safer world for every child, adolescent and young person. Read about our results and priorities.

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Country Data Fact Sheets

Find country-specific data from the Violence Against Children Survey (VACS) in select Together for Girls partner countries: Botswana, Cambodia, Colombia (also available in Spanish), Côte d’Ivoire (also available in French), Eswatini, El Salvador (also available in Spanish), Haiti, Honduras (also available in Spanish), Kenya and Kenya (II), Lao PDR, Lesotho, Malawi, Moldova, Nigeria, Rwanda, Tanzania, Uganda, Zambia, Zimbabwe, and Zimbabwe (II). Scroll through the carousel below to view the documents.

Together for Girls: Strategy

The Together for Girls’ Strategy outlines our three-pronged model to address violence against children and youth. The document not only provides background about the partnership’s growth and achievements over the past ten years, but also serves as a road map to guide the years to come.


Sexual Violence Fact Sheet

Around the world, girls and boys experience high rates of sexual violence in childhood.  Learn more about the issue of sexual violence against children with data from the VACS, including prevalence, consequences, and risk factors.

HIV Fact Sheet

Girls and young women in Sub-Saharan Africa are disproportionately affected by HIV and also experience high rates of sexual violence.  VACS data shows that experiencing sexual violence both directly and indirectly increases one’s risk of contracting HIV.  Learn more about the intersection of these two issues in this fact sheet, produced in collaboration with PEPFAR.


Violence Against Children Surveys (VACS) One-Pager

Learn more about the Violence Against Children Surveys, including background on the process for implementation, details about the type of data found in the surveys and information on where the surveys have been conducted thus far.

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Violence Against Children Surveys (VACS) Questionnaire Update Overview

Find details about recent changes to the VACS questionnaire, including the review process, updated measures and new modules for Latin American countries.


Every Hour Matters Infographic

The Every Hour Matters campaign aims to increase awareness about the critical importance of quickly accessing post-rape care and calls on national and community leaders to ensure comprehensive services are available in all communities. The document is available in English, Swahili, French and Spanish.


Accelerating Action to Address Violence Against Women and Children: Key Lessons from the Together for Girls Partnership in Tanzania

In 2009, the Government of Tanzania, with support from TfG partners, undertook the Violence Against Children and Youth Survey (VACS). Tanzania was the first country to implement a full VACS, surveying both girls and boys (ages 13-24) nationally to assess the prevalence of emotional, physical and sexual violence. It was also the first country to introduce a government-led, multi-sector task force to oversee the implementation of the survey and the ensuing violence prevention and response work catalyzed by the data, which led to the establishment of a multi-sectoral, costed National Plan of Action. Ten years after Tanzania’s landmark research, this case study seeks to consolidate learnings from the national experience of implementing the TfG model.


School-Related Gender-Based Violence Fact Sheet

School-Related Gender-Based Violence (SRGBV) is any act or threat of sexual, physical or psychological violence occurring in and around schools, perpetrated as a result of gender norms and stereotypes, and enforced by unequal power dynamics. SRGBV violates children’s fundamental rights, is a form of gender discrimination, and has wide-ranging consequences for children’s physical and emotional well-being, school performance and attendance and likelihood of experiencing or perpetrating future violence. Through USAID’s Higher Education Support Network (HESN), AidData is conducting a secondary analysis of the Violence Against Children Surveys (VACS) data to identify the prevalence of SRGBV, as well as details on violence perpetration, victimization risk and post-violence behaviors in selected countries. Learn more about the project, and the issue of SRGBV, in this fact sheet.


Country Spotlights: School-Related Gender-Based Violence Fact Sheets

Through USAID’s Higher Education Support Network (HESN), AidData conducted secondary analyses of the Violence Against Children Surveys (VACS) data to identify the prevalence of SRGBV, as well as details on violence perpetration, victimization risk and post-violence behaviors in selected countries. Learn more about school-related gender-based violence research in Honduras, Malawi, Nigeria, Uganda, and Zambia. You can also view our Honduras fact sheet in Spanish.


Breaking the Cycle of Violence: Together for Girls Stakeholder Report 2016

It was a pivotal year for the Together for Girls partnership as we continued to deliver important results and advances across our three pillars of action. Read about our results and priorities.

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Together for Girls Slide deck

The TfG slide deck is an up-to-date resource featuring key data from the TfG partnership. Use the stats in your next presentation or meeting covering the issue of violence against children.

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5 Things You Can Do to Prevent Sexual Violence

Learn five actions you can take to stop sexual violence, from supporting survivors to starting conversations with your family and friends.

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