Commitment to Action

Girls, Women & the Global Goals: Every Hour Matters Campaign

Commitment by

Together For Girls

In 2016, Through its Every Hour Matters campaign, Together for Girls committed to assisting girls and women who have experienced rape or sexual assault. Sexual violence is a pervasive problem that leaves a proportion of survivors with only 72 hours to receive life-saving post exposure prophylaxis to prevent HIV and 120 hours to receive emergency contraception. Together for Girls will increase awareness of the importance of rapid access to post-rape care by increasing the public’s awareness and building partnerships with leaders to improve survivors’ access to comprehensive services. This commitment is part of the “Girls, Women & the Global Goals” coalition of multi-sectoral partners: Vital Voices, and WEConnect International. The coalition is working collectively to advance gender equality and the Sustainable Development Goals agenda, particularly focused on the areas of promoting women’s economic participation; addressing violence against girls and women; and advancing women’s leadership in both private and public sectors.





Girls, Women & the Global Goals: Every Hour Matters Campaign



Est. Duration

3 years

Estimated Total Value






Commitment by

Together For Girls

Partner(s) of the Commitment Maker(s)

Becton, Dickinson and Company, Women Deliver, Child Helpline International, CARE, World Health Organization, United Nations Women, Cummins&Partners, SafeTrek, Pan-American Health Organization, Save the Children