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CCIH 2013 Plenary 2 Global Response to SGBV Michele Moloney Kitts

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Michele Moloney-Kitts of Together for Girls describes the current scope of sexual violence across the globe and presents statistics on the most vulnerable populations. She also presents evidence-based solutions to the problem and how the faith-based community can help.

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CCIH 2013 Plenary 2 Global Response to SGBV Michele Moloney Kitts

  1. 1. Together for Girls: Translating Data into National Action Michele Moloney-Kitts, Managing Director
  2. 2. A Global Problem
  3. 3. What’s Wrong with this Picture? 0% 5% 10% 15% 20% 25% 30% 35% 40% 0-5 6-10 11-15 16-20 21-25 26-30 31-35 36-40 41-46 46+ Rwanda (n=267) Uganda (n=274) Age (years) Post-Rape Care Utilization Post-RapeCareUtilizationRate Source: Keesbury, Jill, Lynne Elson, Mary Zama, and Lucy Ng’ang’a. 2011. “PEPFAR Special Initiative on Sexual and Gender-based Violence: Final evaluation.” Lusaka: Population Council
  4. 4. Together for Girls A unique public-private partnership
  5. 5. Three Pillars of Response • Conduct national surveys and collect data ▫ Led locally by governments and civil society • Support coordinated program actions at the country level ▫ Builds on existing platforms ▫ Policy and legal reform ▫ Prevention ▫ Services for survivors • Lead global advocacy and public awareness ©UNICEF/NYHQ2005-0944/Haviv
  6. 6. Percentage of Respondents Ages 13-17 Years who Reported Experiencing any Sexual Violence in the Past 12 Months, Swaziland* – 2007, Tanzania – 2009, Kenya – 2010, Zimbabwe – 2011 and Haiti – 2012 * Only girls interviewed in Swaziland 16 14 8.5 10.7 19 5.9 1.8 4.2 10.9 0 2 4 6 8 10 12 14 16 18 20 Swaziland Tanzania Zimbabwe Kenya Haiti Female Male
  7. 7. Types of Sexual Violence Experienced Prior to Age 18 Reported by Females 18-24 Years of Age, Swaziland – 2007, Tanzania – 2009, Kenya – 2010 and Zimbabwe – 2011 0.0 5.0 10.0 15.0 20.0 25.0 Forced Intercourse Coerced Intercourse Attempted Unwanted Intercourse Unwanted Sexual Touching of Respondent As Reported by Females 18-24 Swaziland Tanzania Zimbabwe Kenya
  8. 8. Unwilling First Sexual Experience as Reported by Females and Males, Swaziland* – 2007, Tanzania – 2009, Kenya – 2010 and Haiti – 2012 * Only girls interviewed in Swaziland 52.9 29.1 17.5 24.3 8.6 23.1 11.1 0 10 20 30 40 50 60 Female Male Swaziland Tanzania Kenya Haiti
  9. 9. 0 10 20 30 40 50 60 Percentage Location of Childhood Sexual Violence Against Girls In Tanzania - Females Ages 13- 24 Years Old Source: Violence Against Children in Tanzania: Findings from a National Report, 2009 Other Public Building School Traveling to/from school Field/bush/roadway Someone’s house
  10. 10. Building the evidence base in Tanzania Source: Violence Against Children in Tanzania: Findings from a National Report, 2009 47.9 25 16.6 2.8 14.1 10.3 24.7 32 32.2 14.7 7.1 8.6 0 10 20 30 40 50 60 Boys Girls Perpetrators of Childhood Sexual Violence Reported by Males and Females Aged 13 to 24 years, Tanzania 2009
  11. 11. Help Seeking Behavior – As Reported by 13- to 24-Year Olds Who Experienced Childhood Sexual Violence, Tanzania 2009 11 Received Services for Sexual Violence Sought Services for Sexual Violence Told Someone about Sexual Violence Weighted Percentage of Females 13.0 22.0 52.3 Weighted Percentage of Males 3.7* 11.5 31.4 Source: Violence Against Children in Tanzania: Findings from a National Report, 2009
  12. 12. Evidence-Based Solutions JUSTICE & POLICE Child-friendly atmosphere at stations and courts COMMUNITY Empowerment clubs and safe spacesEDUCATION Teachers trained to prevent and detect abuse SOCIAL SERVICES Social support and protection HEALTH Comprehensive post-rape care
  13. 13. Data Driving Action • Data has mobilized response in Swaziland, Tanzania and Kenya • Country-led response critical • Need to build sustainable, connected system among: – Judicial system – Police – Schools – Health services – Social services – Civil society
  14. 14. How Can the Faith-Based Community Help? • Have the facts and support evidence-based approaches: •Stop the silence and speak out: www.wewillspeakout.org • Support children knowing their rights and protecting themselves © UNICEF/NYHQ2007-2048/Noorani • Support survivors (Don’t blame the victim) • Pastoral training through Bible studies, etc.
  15. 15. THANK YOU Let’s get this issue on the global agenda! Learn more at: www.togetherforgirls.org

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