100&Change: 2020

Changing the Game for Girls: Sexual Violence Can Be Stopped

Futures Without Violence will leverage one of the most universal cultural influences–sports–to stop sexual and relationship violence before it happens to marginalized adolescent girls.

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Two-page overview of proposal
Competition Participation
100&Change: 2020
Public safety
Current Work Location
  • Texas, United States
  • Alaska, United States
  • State of Rājasthān, India
  • California, United States
  • State of Mahārāshtra, India
Proposed Work Locations:
  • State of Uttar Pradesh, India
  • National Capital Territory of Delhi, India
  • Oklahoma, United States
  • Alaska, United States
  • State of Jharkhand, India
Priority Populations:
  • Children and youth
Sustainable Development Goals (SDGs):
  • 4. Quality education
  • 5. Gender equality
  • 10. Reduced inequalities

Executive Summary:

Nearly one in three adolescent girls is sexually assaulted or abused, often derailing futures, increasing school drop-out, and harming health and earning potential. But what if we could stop sexual violence before it happens? Futures Without Violence and its partner, International Center for Research on Women (ICRW), will demonstrate that we can—by scaling a program that is proven to prevent sexual and relationship violence among adolescents. Our rigorously tested model leverages the powerful cultural influence of sports to influence behavior and attitude change among adolescent boys and prevents violence before it happens. In areas of India, Native American Tribal Nations, and the U.S. with some of the most marginalized girls in the world, we will reach 20 million adolescents with this program, preventing ~8.5 million incidences of sexual and relationship violence; saving over $50 billion in societal costs; and demonstrating how, from cricket to soccer to baseball, every country has the means to end sexual violence.

Organization Details
Lead Organization

Futures Without Violence

website: http://www.futureswithoutviolence.org
Organization Headquarters
San Francisco County, California, United States
Organization ID
Annual Operating Budget
$10 to $49 Million
Number of Full-time Employees
50 to 99

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