Today, as part of the Together to #ENDviolence campaign, we are publishing six game-changing actions to end violence against children.
Over multiple months, experts from across the End Violence community worked together to develop a prioritized list of policy proposals to end violence against children, informed by evidence and research.
“These six policy proposals set an ambitious and focused agenda to accelerate progress to end all forms of violence and abuse by 2030,” said Dr Howard Taylor, the Executive Director of the End Violence Partnership. “By leveraging the Together to #ENDviolence campaign and Solutions Summit Series, we are urging governments and global leaders across sectors and continents to strengthen collective efforts to end violence so that children everywhere can grow up in a safe, secure and nurturing environment.”
The policy proposals have been endorsed by 50 leaders of international organisations committed to ending violence against children. In a Leaders’ Statement released by the End Violence Partnership, senior leaders from the United Nations, civil society, academia, faith communities, and the private sector, are calling for unified and urgent action to end violence against children in all its forms.
“As organisations working to end violence against children, we will continue to advocate for and invest in effective child protection solutions,” the Leaders’ Statement reads. “Together, we call on leaders across the world to prioritise protecting children in their policies, planning, budgets and communications, and to work together to deliver six game-changing actions to end violence against children.”
If adopted and implemented, these game-changing proposals will strengthen the policy and legislative environment, bolster institutional frameworks and systems, and provide the long-term funding and other resourcing needed to translate what we know works to prevent violence against children at home, at school, online and within their community.
Explore the policy calls and key messaging documents in English, French and Spanish, and read more about – and sign on to – the new Leaders’ Statement. We encourage you to include these policy calls, related key messaging documents, and Leaders’ Statement within your communications, advocacy and external engagement efforts.