Together to #ENDviolence Leaders' Event

Date: Jun 14, 2022
Time: 8 am EST / 2 pm CET
Address: Online
Organizer: End Violence Partnership

Leaders' Event

Since its launch in 2020, the Together to #ENDviolence global campaign and Solutions Summit Series has amplified and strengthened the movement to end violence against children.

The culmination of the Together to #ENDviolence campaign and Solutions Summit Series will take place at a centre-piece high-level Leaders’ Event on Tuesday 14th, 2022 – bringing together the end violence community and other critical stakeholders to celebrate progress and provide a global platform for international leaders to make the political and financial commitments needed to accelerate action.


What to expect:

Comprehensive dialogue on the current global context, what works and what needs to be done to end all forms of violence against children in all settings – at home, in schools, communities and online. 

From children sharing their perspectives, solutions and calls to action to #ENDviolence to the Deputy Secretary-General of the United Nations, Ms. Amina J. Mohammed and Heads of UN Agencies placing the issue at the heart of the 2030 Agenda; 

From adult survivors of childhood sexual violence from the Brave Movement sharing their powerful testimonies and demands, to Ursula von der Leyen, President of the European Commission, and heads of state and government ministers showcasing national and international action to protect children;

H.E. Jakaya Mrisho Kikwete, Chair of the Board Global Partnership for Education will place a spotlight on the importance of all children being safe to learn, and David Milliband will speak about protecting children from violence in conflict settings. Ashton Kutcher will talk about the need to keep kids safe online and his journey to do so and leading economist Jeffry Sachs will address the data, numbers and smart investments for a safer world for children.

Leaders’ Event Speakers

The event will host powerful, diverse voices from across countries and expertise – all united by a shared vision of a world without violence against children. 

Our speakers include:

  • Ursula von der Leyen, President of the European Commission
  • H.E. Hun Sen, Prime Minister, Royal Government of Cambodia
  • H.E. Hakainde Hichilema, President of Zambia
  • Amina J. Mohammed, Deputy Secretary-General, United Nations
  • Catherine Russell, Executive Director, UNICEF
  • Sima Sami Bahous, Executive Director, UN Women
  • Dr. Tedros Adhanom Ghebreyesus, Director-General, WHO
  • Her Royal Highness The Countess of Wessex
  • H.E. Mohamed Béavogui, Transitional Prime Minister, Republic of Guinea
  • Ghada Waly, Executive Director, United Nations Office on Drugs and Crime
  • Ashton Kutcher, Actor, Producer & Co-founder of Thorn 
  • David Miliband, President & CEO, International Rescue Committee
  • Patrice Evra, Football Champion & Activist
  • Anne-Birgitte Albrectsen, CEO, LEGO Foundation
  • Helle Thorning-Schmidt, Board Co-Chair, End Violence Partnership 
  • H.E. Jakaya Mrisho Kikwete, Board Chair, Global Partnership for Education
  • Mehnaz Akber Aziz, Member of the National Assembly of Pakistan
  • Gitanjali Rao, Young inventor & TIME Kid of the Year
  • Child activists representing national youth networks 
  • Wibke Müller, Brave Movement 
  • Tabitha Mpamira, Brave Movement 
  • Lena Hallengren, Minister for Health & Social Affairs, Government of Sweden
  • Rachel Maclean MP, Minister for Safeguarding, Government of the United Kingdom
  • Dr Najat Maalla M’jid, Special Representative of the UN Secretary-General on Violence Against Children
  • Ayman R. Al-Mufleh, Minister of Social Development, The Hashemite kingdom of Jordan
  • H.E. Mr. Jun SHIMMI, Ambassador for Human Rights and International Peace and Stability, the Government of Japan
  • Michael Sheldrick, Co-Founder, Global Citizen
  • Jeffrey D. Sachs, Director, Center for Sustainable Development at Columbia University 
  • Julie Inman Grant, Australia's eSafety Commissioner
  • Jamille Bigio, USAID Senior Coordinator for Gender Equality and Women's Empowerment
  • Samantha Morton, Actor & Activist 
  • Andrew Morley, President & CEO, World Vision International
  • Joy Phumaphi, Board Co-Chair, End Violence Partnership     
  • Dr Howard Taylor, Executive Director, End Violence Partnership

and more to come.

The event will be translated into French and Spanish. 

Together to #ENDviolence - progress and momentum

The campaign has created game-changing global policy proposals supported by over 50 international leaders and endorsed by 300 organisations, implemented government-led policy dialogues in Pathfinding countries, and launched a Children’s Manifesto calling for action. The campaign has also placed a spotlight on evidence-based solutions and brought the community together for dialogue and advocacy - through 80 affiliate events convened by 86 diverse partners, alongside a high-level spotlight session held at the Global Forum for Children and Youth (CY21).