What Works to Prevent Sexual Violence Against Children
This document is a systematic review of proven solutions and best practices to prevent and respond to sexual violence against children and youth (SVAC). The review was completed in collaboration with a group of experts and allied organizations and highlights evidence-based solutions from around the world — from a girl’s empowerment initiative in India to justice reform in Guatemala to a school-based education program in the United States.
The data is clear: Sexual violence affects girls and boys in every country around the world. However, there is hope. By analyzing the best available research on existing strategies and identifying the most effective and promising solutions, the outcome is a roadmap for decision-makers, advocates, and program implementers, showcasing what works to prevent sexual violence in childhood and adolescence.