As we celebrate International Day of the Girl this week, Together for Girls founder Gary Cohen explains why businesses hold the power to stop the cycle of violence against children.
Gary Cohen is executive vice president at BD (Becton, Dickinson and Co.) and the founder of Together for Girls. Together for Girls is a global public-private partnership dedicated to ending violence against children, with a focus on sexual violence against girls. Together for Girls generates comprehensive data on the magnitude and consequences of this public health and human rights issue, mobilizing countries to lead a response and inform solutions that are evidence-based. The partnership includes five UN agencies led by UNICEF, the U.S. government and the private sector.