The Global Partnership to End Violence Against Children
The Global Partnership to End Violence Against Children will support the efforts of those seeking to prevent violence, protect childhood, and help make societies safe for children.
The Sustainable Development Goals (SDGs) make an explicit, bold and universal commitment to ending violence against children, in all its forms. In target 16.2 and other violence-related targets of the SDGs, UN Member States commit to end abuse, exploitation, trafficking, torture and all forms of violence against children by 2030. Given the widespread prevalence of violence and its detrimental impacts on a child’s human rights and dignity, the achievement of this commitment will be critical. Left unchecked, the cumulative effect of violence also undermines investments made in areas such as education, health and child well-being.
The Global Partnership to End Violence Against Children and its associated fund will support actions that realize this commitment by providing support to those working to prevent and respond to violence, protect childhood and make societies safe for children. The Partnership’s approach is rights-based, child-centred and universal, based on the conviction that violence is preventable, not inevitable. With growing evidence of solutions that are effective for keeping children safe, the Global Partnership to End Violence Against Children offers an opportunity for governments, ‘UN family’, civil society, faith leaders, the private sector, philanthropists and foundations, researchers and academics, and children themselves to work together to confront the unacceptable levels of violence faced by children worldwide.
Unique to this Partnership: its relevance globally; its intention to bring its partners together from different sectors such as health, education and child protection; and its provision of a platform for information and ‘good practice’ sharing among a range of actors, including those already engaged in movements to keep children safe from violence.
Find out more about the Global Partnership on their website.