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.
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