Ending Violence
Against Girls and Women

NoVo Foundation seeks to end violence against girls and women everywhere. Where girls and women live under the daily threat of violence, there can be no real partnership or collaboration. It is both a cause and a consequence of a world greatly out of balance. We seek a bold response to ending violence against girls and women. Only then will we truly transform society.

Our Strategic Approach

We partner with change agents who take on deep-seated attitudes that lead to violence against girls and women. Together with our partners, we work to empower girls and women in order to balance inequitable relationships between women and men, and challenge powerful institutions and behaviors that perpetuate violence and discrimination. We see boys and men as playing a critical role in ending violence against girls and women, and work to build meaningful partnerships that can help shift social norms.


The Next Generation of Manhood

A Call to Men – The Next Generation of Manhood


Press Releases

UC Hastings Center for WorkLife Law Awarded $225,000 Grant from NoVo Foundation

16 Apr, 2014

Funds will enable WorkLife Law to develop information and tools that help low-income pregnant workers gain accommodations they need to keep […]

In a study of strategies girls
in Zambia use to protect themselves from HIV
and violence,


of girls noted that their response to violence was to “stay home” and withdraw
from public life because of
safety fears.

Population Council

“Understanding Adolescent Girls’ Protection Strategies Against HIV: An exploratory study in urban Lusaka” (Download PDF)