100&Change: 2021

Changing the Game for Girls: Sexual Violence Can Be Stopped

Futures Without Violence

Changing the Game for Girls transforms the lives of marginalized adolescent girls by preventing sexual and relationship violence before it happens.

Submitted: May 2021
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Executive Summary

Nearly one in three adolescent girls is sexually assaulted or abused, often derailing futures, increasing school drop-out, and harming health and livelihoods. It is happening to girls en route to school, on buses, and in homes. What if we could stop sexual violence before it happens? Futures Without Violence and its partner, International Center for Research on Women (ICRW), have demonstrated we can do exactly that, with a rigorously tested program--backed by two randomized controlled trials--proven to prevent teen relationship violence. In partnership with a Bold Solutions Network donor, our collaborative can scale up this award-winning program to reach 1 million-plus marginalized girls in areas of India and among Native American Tribal Nations--or alternative locations determined together. By preventing sexual violence during this formative time of life, we will unlock the potential of a generation of girls, increasing their likelihood to stay in school, earn more later in life, and maintain robust health.

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

Charity, fund, non-governmental organization, religious institution, school, or other entity


During the COVID-19 pandemic, as rates of gender-based violence have escalated, demand for this project has skyrocketed. In response, Futures Without Violence and ICRW have worked around the clock to expand and adapt the program, now in 13 countries. An Economist article outlining proven solutions to prevent relationship violence recently cited the program, and our research partners have published a second randomized controlled trial, underscoring the program's effectiveness with even younger adolescents.