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


NoVo in the Media

Minority Women and Girls Are in Dire Straits, So Don’t Focus Solely on Males

7 Aug, 2014

  Renisha McBride, a young black woman from Detroit, knocked on the door of Theodore Wafer seeking help. The 19-year-old had […]

A 1994 World Bank study
on 10 selected risk factors facing girls and women
aged 16-44 found rape and
domestic violence

more dangerous

than cancer, motor vehicle accidents, war and malaria.

The World Bank