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Six game-changing actions to end violence against children
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Together, we can end violence against children.

Together to #ENDviolence is a global campaign and Solutions Summit Series to inform and inspire everyone working to end violence and abuse of children, and to catalyse the political and financial commitments needed to end violence against children by 2030.

As part of Together to #ENDviolence, experts from across the End Violence community came together to prepare a prioritized list of cost-effective policy proposals to end violence against children. The result is six game-changing policy proposals, backed by evidence, research and expertise on what works to protect children.
Together to #ENDviolence policy proposals

The 2030 policy proposals set an ambitious agenda for what is needed to achieve SDG 16.2—and end violence against children by 2030.

If adopted and implemented, these game-changing proposals will strengthen the policy and legislative environment, bolster institutional frameworks and systems, and provide the funding and other resources needed to translate what we know works into sustainable change.

The resources are available in English, French and Spanish. To access these languages, scroll to the bottom of this page.

Ban all forms of violence against children by 2030

  • All countries should commit to and start the legislative process to prohibit corporal punishment, sexual violence and child marriage in all settings by 2022.

Equip parents and caregivers to keep children safe

  • Scale-up the use of the evidence-based positive parenting resources, including resources to protect children from online violence, developed before and during the COVID-19 crisis.
  • Scale-up parenting support programmes, including home visitation.
  • Establish policy frameworks and plans to scale-up parenting support programmes.  

Make the internet
safe for children

Governments and private sector companies should:

  • Adopt implement comprehensive child online safety policies, based on children’s rights to access the digital world in ways that are safe and secure.
  • Increase investments to scale up solutions that keep children safe, particularly those that tackle grooming and distribution of child sexual abuse material and sexual abuse.
  • Commit to preventing, detecting and stopping all activities that may harm children online.

Make schools safe, non-violent, and inclusive

  • Governments should ensure that violence prevention and response measures, including removing violence-related barriers to return to school post COVID-19, are part of school reopening plans.
  • Governments should commit to and allocate investments for policy and programmes to end violence in and through schools.
  • Donors should commit a percentage of education spending to remove violence-related barriers to enable a safe return to school.  

Protect children from violence in humanitarian settings

  • Governments and humanitarian actors should prioritize the inclusion of child protection elements in all humanitarian and refugee response plans.

More investment,
better spent

  • All governments should commit to costing and adequately funding the implementation of their national action plans to end violence against children by December 2021.
  • All donors should ensure and increase funding to address violence against children in all settings.
  • Donors should agree on a standardized methodology to track donor investments in ending violence against children.
  • The private sector should make new financial commitments to address violence against children and to prevent and respond to online harm to children.

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