The year 2020 was like no other for the world’s children, who everywhere faced isolation from school, friends, services and support. COVID-19 restrictions created a perfect storm for potential violence against children, and many countries reported increases in abuse and exploitation. But at the same time, in 2020, our movement to protect children from violence got stronger.
Our 2020 Annual Report is a testament to that progress and the impact of our growing community.
It is about our partners – the governments, civil society organisations, faith groups, UN agencies, private sector organisations, and academic institutions – who define our mission and work tirelessly to create change with and for children. And it provides a snapshot of how the End Violence Partnership worked with those partners to act as a global platform for change, catalysing new political commitments, investing new resources, and equipping practitioners across the world.
The End Violence Partnership was launched to achieve SDG 16.2: to end all forms of violence by 2030. In turn, this will help unlock multiple Sustainable Development Goal wins in education, health, gender equality and more peaceful and inclusive societies. Read our latest Annual Report to learn more about how we progressed on this ambition in 2020.