Ending Violence Against Women & Girls

Building A Shared Future Together

One in three women are survivors of physical or sexual violence. This is unacceptable. We now have evidence-based policies and programs to prevent it in a matter of years, not decades, including the RESPECT framework outlining 7 strategies to prevent violence against women and girls.

A group of private funders, bilaterals, researchers, practitioners and advocates are forming a new initiative to increase investments in evidence-based programming to prevent violence against women and girls. We’re building global shared agendas to focus violence prevention efforts and speak with a common voice. And we want your input. Scroll down to learn more.

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VAWG Prevention

An overview of who’s working to end violence against women and girls across the globe.

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06 May 2019

Wilton Park Meeting: Agenda Development Gathered experts from around the world to review existing evidence and begin building a shared agenda to prevent violence against women and girls

31 May 2019

Women Deliver 2019 Conference: Sharing the Message side event

20 October 2019

Sexual Violence Initiative Forum 2019: Sharing the Message side event

02 March 2020

Colombia, Peru and Australia Learning Exchange: Developing Practice

08 March 2020

CSW64: Sharing the Message webinar

10 March 2020

March - June: Building an initiative Soliciting feedback on our initiative plan

07 May 2020

Mexico City Generation Equality Forum 2020: Sharing the Message side event (postponed)

07 July 2020

Paris City Generation Equality Forum 2020: Sharing the Message side event (postponed)

23 September 2021

Launch of the Global Shared Research Agenda

October 2021

Ongoing dissemination of the Global Shared Research Agenda and regional adaptations

January 2022

The Accelerator - a coordinator and advocacy implementer on prevention of gender-based violence - was established.

Building Shared Agendas

Shared Advocacy Agenda

We have developed a plan of action to improve existing policies and programs and increase investments for evidence-based programming. This plan outlines how we will build sustainable and global efforts and progress to end VAWG.

Global Shared Research Agenda

A new research agenda set to transform the field of research in the prevention of violence against women. Meet the Global Shared Research Agenda.

In 2015, the governments of the United Nations committed to the ambitious task of eliminating violence against women and girls by 2030 (SDG 5.2). The world is vastly off track – with only ten years left to achieve this. The time to take action is now.

1 in 3

Women have experienced physical or sexual violence in their lifetime.


Women, across the globe, are killed by a family member every day.


Of the 15 million adolescent girls, aged 15-19, worldwide who have experienced forced sex, only 1% ever sought professional help.

1.5 Tr

In 2016, the global cost of VAWG was approximately US$1.5 trillion - approximately 2% of the global gross domestic product (GDP), or roughly the size of the entire Canadian economy.

Join us to end violence against women and girls. The time is now.

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