Governance

The Global Partnership to End Violence Against Children is governed by a Board and an Executive Committee. These governing bodies reflect the diverse nature of the Partnership and include governments, multilateral agencies, civil society and faith organisations, the private sector, foundations, academics and independent experts.

The End Violence Board provides strategic input and oversight of the End Violence Partnership and Fund. Board members champion the cause of ending violence against children and advocate for leadership commitments, action and investment to support delivery of Partnership priorities.
Board Co-Chairs
Helle Thorning-Schmidt

Helle Thorning-Schmidt

Former Prime Minister of Denmark
Joy Phumaphi

Joy Phumaphi

Executive Secretary of the African Leaders Malaria Alliance
Governments
Marcelo Ebrard

Marcelo Ebrard

Secretary of Foreign Affairs, Mexico
Lena Hallengren

Lena Hallengren

Minister for Health and Social Affairs, Sweden
Wendy Morton MP

Wendy Morton MP

Parliamentary Under Secretary of State (Minister for European Neighbourhood and the Americas)
Hayashi Yoshimasa

Hayashi Yoshimasa

Minister for Foreign Affairs, Japan
UN AGENCIES AND SPECIAL REPRESENTATIVES
Cathy Russell

Cathy Russell

Executive Director, UNICEF
Sima Sami Bahous

Sima Sami Bahous

Executive Director, UN Women
Dr Tedros Adhanom Ghebreyesus

Dr Tedros Adhanom Ghebreyesus

Director-General, World Health Organisation
Virginia Gamba

Virginia Gamba

United Nations Special Representative of the Secretary-General for Children and Armed Conflict
Dr Najat Maalla M’jid

Dr Najat Maalla M’jid

United Nations Special Representative of the Secretary-General on Violence against Children
Civil Society and Faith Based Organisations
Meg Gardinier

Meg Gardinier

Secretary-General, ChildFund Alliance & representing the End Violence CSO Forum
Dr Rajeev Seth

Dr Rajeev Seth

President, International Society for the Prevention of Child Abuse and Neglect (ISPCAN)
Rev. Keishi Miyamoto

Rev. Keishi Miyamoto

President, Arigatou International

Rev. Prof. Dr Ioan Sauca

Rev. Prof. Dr Ioan Sauca

Acting General Secretary, World Council of Churches
Private Sector
Gary Cohen

Gary Cohen

Chief Revenue Officer, Aerofarms
Independent Experts
Dr A.K. Shiva Kumar

Dr A.K. Shiva Kumar

Co-Chair, Know Violence in Childhood
Paulo Sérgio Pinheiro

Paulo Sérgio Pinheiro

Independent Expert
Dr Joanna Rubinstein

Dr Joanna Rubinstein

Expert and former President and CEO of Childhood USA
Ex-Officio Members
Iain Drennan

Iain Drennan

Executive Director, WeProtect Global Alliance & End Violence Executive Committee Co-Chair
DR ETIENNE KRUG

DR ETIENNE KRUG

Director, Department for Social Determinants of Health, World Health Organization & End Violence Executive Committee Co-Chair
DR JOAN NYANYUKI

DR JOAN NYANYUKI

Executive Director, African Child Policy Forum & End Violence Executive Committee Co-Chair
Dr Howard Taylor

Dr Howard Taylor

Executive Director, End Violence Partnership
The End Violence Executive Committee and its working groups develop and oversee delivery of End Violence Partnership strategy and priorities, including investments through the End Violence Fund. The Executive Committee also oversees the work of the Secretariat.
Co-chairs
Iain Drennan

Iain Drennan

Executive Director, WeProtect Global Alliance
Dr Etienne Krug

Dr Etienne Krug

Director, Department for Social Determinants of Health, World Health Organization
Dr Joan Nyanyuki

Dr Joan Nyanyuki

Executive Director, African Child Policy Forum
PATHFINDING GOVERNMENTS AND REGIONAL BODIES
Lina María Arbeláez Arbeláez

Lina María Arbeláez Arbeláez

Director-General, Colombian Institute of Family Welfare
Tobias Lundin Gerdås

Tobias Lundin Gerdås

State Secretary to the Minister for Health and Social Affairs, Government of Sweden
Aggrey David Kibenge

Aggrey David Kibenge

Permanent Secretary, Ministry of Gender, Labour and Social Development, Government of Uganda
Dr Joan Nyanyuki

Dr Joan Nyanyuki

Executive Director, African Child Policy Forum
GOVERNMENT AND NON-GOVERNMENT DONORS, FUNDS AND FOUNDATIONS
Diana Dalton

Diana Dalton

Head of Gender and Equalities Department, UK Foreign, Commonwealth and Development Office
Maureen Greenwood-Basken

Maureen Greenwood-Basken

Program Director, Global Children's Rights: Realizing Rights for Girls and Boys, Wellspring Philanthropic Fund
Christian Papaleontiou

Christian Papaleontiou

Deputy Director, Tackling Exploitation and Abuse Unit, Serious and Organised Crime Group, UK Home Office & Safe Online Working Group Chair

UN Agencies
Dr Etienne Krug

Dr Etienne Krug

Director, Department for Social Determinants of Health, World Health Organization
Amanda Melville

Amanda Melville

Senior Child Protection Officer, UNHCR
Sanjay Wijesekera

Sanjay Wijesekera

Director of Programmes, UNICEF & Pathfinding Progress Working Group Chair
Civil Society and Faith-Based Organisations
Dr Daniela Ligiero

Dr Daniela Ligiero

Executive Director of Together for Girls
Steve Miller

Steve Miller

CEO, Save the Children South Africa & representing the End Violence CSO Forum
Eleanor Monbiot

Eleanor Monbiot

Regional Leader of Middle East and Eastern Europe, World Vision & representing the End Violence CSO Forum
Patricia Sainz

Patricia Sainz

Regional Program Director for Latin America and Caribbean, SOS Children’s Villages International & representing the End Violence CSO Forum
CROSS-CUTTING EXPERTS
Iain Drennan

Iain Drennan

Executive Director, WeProtect Global Alliance
Kul Gautam

Kul Gautam

Independent Expert / Former UNICEF Deputy Executive Director and UN Assistant Secretary-General
Dr Jim Mercy

Dr Jim Mercy

Director, Division of Violence Prevention, Centers for Disease Control and Prevention
Ex-Officio
Nazim Khizar

Nazim Khizar

Deputy Director, Financial Reporting and Grants Management, Division of Financial Administration and Management, UNICEF
Dr Howard Taylor

Dr Howard Taylor

Executive Director, End Violence Partnership

Explore this Governance Document for the governance standard operating procedures and membership terms of reference

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