Safe is the first-ever digital magazine focused on the global epidemic of violence against children. It tells the stories of the people, organizations and countries combatting violence and protecting the well-being and safety of boys and girls around the globe. Safe provides a platform for young people and adults alike to join the conversation about what can be done to prevent violence and how we can all play a part in creating a world where children are empowered and protected.
Launched in 2013, Safe is published quarterly by Together for Girls, a global public-private partnership dedicated to ending violence against children, particularly sexual violence against girls.
In partnership with governments, civil society and the private sector, Together for Girls calls attention to the issue and mobilizes support for country-driven efforts for change. The partnership supports three pillars of action: 1) National surveys to document the magnitude, nature and impact of physical, emotional and sexual violence against children; 2) Evidence-based, coordinated policy and program actions in countries to address issues identified through the surveys; and 3) Global advocacy and public awareness efforts. Currently, 17 countries in Africa, Asia, Latin America and the Caribbean are actively engaged in this critical work.
The partnership includes five UN agencies, the governments of the United States and Canada, several private sector organizations and more than implementing country governments in Africa, Asia and the Caribbean. Our UN partners are led by UNICEF and include UNAIDS, UN Women, WHO and UNFPA. The United States and Canada are represented by their respective agencies, the U.S. Centers for Disease Control and Prevention’s Division of Violence Prevention; the U.S. President’s Emergency Plan for AIDS Relief; the U.S. Agency for International Development; the U.S. Department of State’s Office of Global Women’s Issues; and Foreign Affairs, Trade and Development Canada. Our private sector partners are Grupo ABC, BD (Becton, Dickinson and Company), the CDC Foundation and the Nduna Foundation.
The authors’ views expressed in this publication do not necessarily reflect the views of Together for Girls’ partners.
For more information, visit www.togetherforgirls.org.