Ending Violence Against Women & Girls

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Violence against women and girls is preventable. Everyone has a role to play.

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“In 2015, the governments of the United Nations committed to the ambitious task of eliminating VAWG by 2030. The world is vastly off track with only 10 years left to achieve this. The time for action is now.”

“Globally, 1 in 3 women have experienced physical or sexual violence in their lifetime. Join us to end violence against women and girls. The time is now. #preventVAWG”

“All over the world, women’s rights organisations, networks & alliances, international & multilateral organisations, research institutions & donors are advocating for changes to policy & practice to end VAWG. Learn more: https://bit.ly/2Yj6uye

“To strengthen our understanding of VAWG & ultimately prevent it, research must be priority-driven & carried out in a way that provides a sound practical & empirical basis for programmes, policy & advocacy. Learn more: https://bit.ly/37hn85f

Further Reading & Resources

Access these resources to find more information about the state of the field and how we can use evidence-based and practice-informed interventions to end violence against women and girls.

For more comprehensive lists of resources on VAWG prevention, 

visit SVRI and the Prevention Collaborative.

RESPECT women: Preventing violence against women

Aiming to end violence against women, a package/framework with infographics on prevention of violence against women - RESPECT – Preventing violence against women: A framework for policymakers, was developed, based on the UN framework for action to prevent violence against women from 2015 and updated new evidence.

WHO - Violence Against Women Fact Sheet

Key facts, information and data on violence against women as shared by the World Health Organization (WHO).

WHO - Addressing violence against women: Key achievements and priorities

The World Health Organization's key achievements and priorities in the coming years to address violence against women.

WHO - Global Plan of Action

The global plan of action to strengthen the role of the health system within a national multisectoral response to address interpersonal violence, in particular against women and girls, and against children.

UN Women - Global Knowledge Platform to End Violence against Women

UN Women hosts a Global Knowledge Platform to End Violence against Women, aimed to improve knowledge and coordination among different actors in order to address violence against women more effectively.

The Equality Institute - Global Scoping of Funding and Advocacy Report

The paper provides an overview of funding patterns for VAWG prevention programming over the past five years including current donors and the estimated size of their investments; provides an overview of lessons learned, opportunities and gaps in the advocacy space on VAWG prevention; and includes recommendations for funding and advocacy opportunities.

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