Together for Girls: Violence Against Children Survey Mapping
Together for Girls (TfG) is a global public-private partnership dedicated to ending violence against children, with a particular focus on sexual violence against girls. Partners include the U.S. and Canadian governments, the Centers for Disease Control, the World Health Organization, and the United Nations. In 2017, TfG unveiled the progress of its Violence Against Children (VAC) Survey in over 20 partner countries across South America, Africa, Asia, and Europe.
Design & Development
Violence against children, particularly sexual violence, continues to plague countries around the world. Just as removing barriers to adequate education, health, and economic mobility for children is a priority for many governments and NGOs, solving issues of violence is no different. Finding the most effective solution to any of these complex issues requires a comprehensive understanding of its root causes.
Together for Girls (TfG) has developed a data-driven approach to advocacy and policy-making around issues of violence against children. Working in over 20 countries across the globe, TfG is conducting research to understand the scope and underlying elements of the problem. With 20 countries scattered across the continents with varying stages of VACs research and implementation, the data begged for an interactive map.
Absorbing The Data
Our process began with a discovery phase designed to align fully with Together for Girls, including its branding, goals, and approach. With data so well-suited to a mapping visualization, the LGND team developed a color-coded design for intuitive user interaction. Once selected, each country image provides tabbed information about demographic and incidence statistics as well as links to the underlying report and that country’s full page.
Additionally, we designed the map with multi-platform functionality in mind so that it would display seamlessly across computers, phones, and tablets.
Once completed, LGND provided high resolution static images of the map for social media outreach as well as technical consulting to enable TfG to make future updates to the map as the data changes over time and the research progress grows. The interactive map launched at an event at the Canadian Embassy in October celebrating the International Day of the Girl hosted by Together for GIrls at the Canadian Embassy attended by Sophie Grégoire Trudeau.See it in action
"It was an absolute delight to work with the LGND team. The team is full of smart, quick, creative problem-solvers who genuinely care about their work. Their passion was evident as they dove in to our massive, complicated data sets and helped us create an easily-digestible and interactive graphic that clearly told the story of our work. This graphic is now the centerpiece of our new website and will serve as an invaluable resource to our partners and the broader community. We have already received fantastic feedback from our UN and government partners! We look forward to continuing to build out our work with the LGND team."
— Katherine Brandon, Director of Communications, Together for Girls