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Preventing teen dating violence

CDC fact sheet - 2020

  • 16 October 2020
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Preventing teen dating violence

What is teen dating violence?

Teen dating violence (TDV) is a type of intimate partner violence. It occurs between two people in a close relationship. TDV includes four types of behavior:

 • Physical violence is when a person hurts or tries to hurt a partner by hitting, kicking, or using another type of physical force.

• Sexual violence is forcing or attempting to force a partner to take part in a sex act, sexual touching, or a non-physical sexual event (e.g., sexting) when the partner does not or cannot consent.

• Psychological aggression is the use of verbal and non-verbal communication with the intent to harm another person mentally or emotionally and/or exert control over another person.

• Stalking is a pattern of repeated, unwanted attention and contact by a partner that causes fear or concern for one’s own safety or the safety of someone close to the victim. Teen dating violence, also referred to as “dating violence,” can take place in person or electronically, such as repeated texting or posting sexual pictures of a partner online without consent. Unhealthy relationships can start early and last a lifetime. Teens often think some behaviors, like teasing and name-calling, are a “normal” part of a relationship—but these behaviors can become abusive and develop into serious forms of violence. However, many teens do not report unhealthy behaviors because they are afraid to tell family and friends.

Systematic review puts together proven solutions and best practices to prevent and respond to sexual violence against children and youth

Together for Girls, in partnership with The Equality Institute and the Oak Foundation have recently published a study

  • 21 November 2019
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Systematic review puts together proven solutions and best practices to prevent and respond to sexual violence against children and youth

Together for Girls, in partnership with The Equality Institute and the Oak Foundation, undertook 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 school-based education program in the United States.

 

12 Estrategias para prevenir la violencia asociada con la adolescencia y la juventud

  • 1 February 2017
  • Posted by: Jane Piazer
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12 Estrategias para prevenir la violencia asociada con la adolescencia y la juventud
El presente trabajo es una propuesta de política pública para prevenir la violencia relacionada con la adolescencia y la juventud; se trata del producto de un esfuerzo generado en el marco del proceso de diálogo intersectorial e inter-generencial promovido por el Programa Políticas Públicaspara Previnir la Violencia Juvenil (Poljuve). Este Programa es implementado por la Alianza Internacional para la Consolidación de la Paz (Interpeace), en coordinación con el Instituto de Estudios Comparados en Ciencias Penales de Guatemala(ICCPG). Este documento es, entonces, el resultado de un proceso amplio e incluyente de diálogo en el que participaron más de 200 personas representantes de 37 instituciones del Estado, 59 organizaciones de la sociedad civil y 35 organizaciones juveniles. El grueso de las actividades de diálogo se realizó entre octubre de 2009 y septiembre de 2010, como una primera etapa para la elaboración consensuada de propuestas.

Youth violence prevention in Latin America and the Caribbean: a scoping review of the evidence

  • 1 November 2016
  • Posted by: Jane Piazer
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Youth violence prevention in Latin America and the Caribbean: a scoping review of the evidence

Youth violence is reaching epidemic levels in some parts of Latin America. It is also a top priority for the region’s policymakers, with growing investments in youth violence prevention and reduction. Yet the knowledge base on what works and what does not in terms of youth violence prevention is comparatively thin, and there is comparatively limited awareness of existing or planned impact studies.

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