Country Level Engagement
Agenda 2030 calls for all countries and all stakeholders to come together in a collaborative partnership to deliver sustainable development to all, especially to most vulnerable. The Global Partnership to End Violence Against Children (‘End Violence’) convenes governments, UN agencies, international organizations, civil society, faith groups, the private sector, philanthropic foundations, researchers, academics, and children in order to:
- Build and sustain political will to achieve the SDGs, promoting evidence-based strategies that will lead to significant, sustained and measurable reductions in violence against children
- Work together with partners to accelerate action to tackle the violence that children face, with an initial focus on countries that wish to lead the movement to end violence
- Strengthen collaboration among and between countries, and with civil society and other stakeholders. End Violence will work with and supplement the efforts of existing partnerships.
End Violence is a platform that aims to build and strengthen a ‘movement’ to end violence against children everywhere in all its forms. End Violence relies on the effective engagement of its Partners at all levels. (Partners refers to both Partners and Members as outlined in the Stakeholder Engagement Policy ). Reference to End Violence throughout the Stakeholder Engagement Policy and Country Guidance note implies the work of the Partnership – the partner organizations and governments, and the Secretariat. In specific cases, the role of the Secretariat is highlighted.
INSPIRE, a technical package of seven strategies to prevent violence against children, is central to the End Violence strategy. All efforts to accelerate action at the national level should reinforce existing initiatives, including implementation of INSPIRE, and other coalitions and partnerships such as WePROTECT, Together for Girls, Girls Not Brides, and the work being carried out in humanitarian settings by the Alliance for Child Protection in Humanitarian Action and the Child Protection Area of Responsibility.
In line with the End Violence Stakeholder Engagement Policy, governments can engage with End Violence as Partners and Members. As Partners they can engage in two ways: (1) By making a public commitment to become a pathfinding country, which implies a broad multisectoral effort to end violence against children domestically and/or (2) By making a public commitment to externally support End Violence as a donor or convener. To be considered an End Violence Partner, a formal expression of interest should be submitted to the Secretariat specifying commitments to end violence against children. The Country Guidance note explains how governments can engage with End Violence as a ‘Partner’ or a ‘Member’.