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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.


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Just Detention International: Fighting sexual violence in detention worldwide


Updates from NoVo

To Stop Mass Shootings, End Violence at Home

16 Jun, 2016

Our hearts and deepest sympathies are with the grieving family, friends, and everyone affected by the horrific and hate-filled attack […]

102 countries

have no specific legal provisions against domestic violence. Marital rape is not prosecutable as an offense in over 53 nations.

United Nations Development Fund for Women