The Time is Now: Ending Sexual Violence

Repost from UN Foundation Blog: Global Connections

When it comes to sexual and gender-based violence, a lot has happened in recent months.

The groundswell of high-profile sexual assault and harassment cases in the U.S. has led to a global debate on the issue, and many once powerful men have seen their careers disintegrate in a matter of days. We also saw massive protests around the world after brutal rapes and subsequent weak government responses in Brazil, India, and South Africa. And global leaders are responding.

Recently, The United Nations and the European Union recently announced Spotlight, a special initiative focused on ending violence against girls and women. At Together for Girls, we’re hopeful that we have finally reached a turning point – where sexual violence in any form will no longer be accepted.