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CDC maintains strong, collaborative partnerships to address violence against children and youth worldwide. CDC’s collaborative effort with the Global Partnership to End Violence Against Children and Together for Girls helps us to continue our vital work to break the cycle of violence across the world.

Public-Private Partnership with Together for Girls

CDC works closely with Together for Girlsexternal icon to address violence against children and youth worldwide. Together for Girlsexternal icon is a global public-private partnership dedicated to breaking the cycle of violence, with a particular focus on sexual violence against girls. Violence Against Children and Youth Surveys are led by CDC as part of the Together for Girls partnership. The partnership includes five United Nations (UN) agencies, the governments of the United States and Canada, several private sector organizations, and implementing country governments. Implementing countries implement VACS with participation from in-country partners. VACS has been implemented in over 22 countries with the support of in-country partners.

A full listing of all partner of the Together for Girls global public-partnership is included below

  • United Nations Children’s Fund (UNICEF)
  • Joint United Nations Programme on HIV/AIDS (UNAIDS)
  • United Nations (UN) Women
  • World Health Organization (WHO)
  • Pan American Health Organization (PAHO)
  • United Nations Population Fund (UNFPA)
  • U.S. Centers for Disease Control and Prevention’s Division of Violence Prevention (CDC, DVP) and Division of Global HIV and TB (CDC, DGHT)
  • U.S. President’s Emergency Plan for AIDS Relief (PEPFAR)
  • U.S. Agency for International Development (USAID), Advancing the Protection and Care of Children in Adversity (USAID APCCA) and the Africa Bureau.
  • U.S. Department of State’s Office of Global Women’s Issues
  • Department of Foreign Affairs, Trade and Development Canada (DFATD)
  • Cummins & Partners
  • CDC Foundation

Global Partnership to End Violence Against Children

The Global Partnership to End Violence Against Childrenexternal icon was created to end all forms of violence against children by 2030 in every country, every community, and every family. The Partnership, which includes the CDC as a core member, also includes over 300 organizations in every sector and Pathfinding countriesexternal icon and citiesexternal icon. The Partnership works to end violence by promoting evidence-based solutions for all children, linked to the INSPIRE set of seven strategiesexternal icon; by increasingly focusing on prevention as a response and by prioritizing coordination across sectors.

Page last reviewed: October 15, 2021