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


Press Releases

Humanity United and NoVo Foundation Announce Three Winners of the Pathways to Freedom Challenge Supporting City Leadership and Innovation in the Fight Against Human Trafficking

15 Feb, 2018

Atlanta, Chicago, and Minneapolis Selected to Receive Funding to Develop a Citywide Response to Trafficking Prevention and Survivor Support  Washington, D.C. – February […]


of American women who are the head of their household live in poverty. The poverty rate among women in the United States was 14.5 percent in 2010 (up from 13.9 in 2009), while the “extreme poverty rate” was 6.3 percent
in 2010—the highest ever recorded.

National Women’s
Law Center

Poverty Among Women and Families, 2000 – 2010: Extreme Poverty Reaches Record Levels as Congress Faces Critical Choices, September 2011.