Together to #ENDviolence at Global Forum for Children and Youth (CY21)

Date: Dec 09, 2021
Time: 8 - 9:30 am EST | 2:00 - 3:30 pm CET
Address: Online
Organizer: End Violence Partnership, UNICEF

The inaugural Global Forum for Children and Youth (CY21 - #ChildYouthForum) convened by UNICEF will bring together children and young people alongside leaders from the United Nations, government, business, philanthropy and civil society, as well as authors, artists and influencers on 7–9 December 2021. It will be also livestreamed here, translation will be available in English, French, Spanish, Russian, Chinese, and Arabic.

As part of CY21, End Violence Partnership will host a 90-minute spotlight session Together to #ENDviolence against children - at home, at school, online and within the community on 9 December.

Join this session to hear powerful testimonies and perspectives from children and survivors of violence who are dedicating their lives to ending it. Alongside international leaders from government and civil society, they will celebrate recent breakthroughs and outline what is needed to seize the moment and accelerate progress. The session will also launch a 'Children’s Manifesto' calling for urgent action ahead of the Together to #ENDviolence Leaders’ event in 2022. 

The inspiring line-up of speakers include:


Children and End Violence Champions

  • Children from Kenya, Uganda, Yemen, Brazil and India
  • Liza Soberano, Actress & Save the Children Ambassador 
  • Brisa De Angulo, End Violence Champion, Bolivia
  • Dr. Tush Wickramanayaka, End Violence Champion, Sri Lanka
  • Aysha Hamman, End Violence Champion Nigeria

Government Ministers

  • Märta Stenevi, Minister for Gender Equality and Housing, Government of Sweden
  • Hon. Betty Amongi Akena, Minister of Gender, Labour and Social Development, Government of Uganda
  • Sauth Vong, Minister for Social Affairs, Veterans and Youth Rehabilitation, Royal Government of Cambodia
  • Julie Morgan MS, Deputy Minister for Social Services, Welsh Government
  • Rachel Maclean MP, Minister for Safeguarding, Government of the United Kingdom

Civil Society and Organizations

  • Helle Thorning-Schmidt, Board Co-Chair End Violence Partnership
  • Joy Phumaphi, Board Co-Chair, End Violence Partnership
  • Jim Fruchterman, Founder and CEO, Tech Matters
  • Joan Nyanyuki, Executive Director African Child Policy Forum
  • Inger Ashing, CEO, Save the Children International
  • Dr. Daniela Ligiero, Executive Director and CEO Together for Girls
  • Dr. Howard Taylor, Executive Director, End Violence Partnership
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