Who We Are

The Global Partnership to End Violence Against Children was launched in July 2016 by the UN Secretary-General. Today, the End Violence Partnership is the only global entity focused solely on Sustainable Development Goal 16.2: ending all forms of violence against children.

We are made up of over 450 partners, including governments, UN agencies, research institutions, international non-governmental organisations, foundations, civil society organisations, private sector groups, and more. Though different in many ways, one simple belief unites us all: every child deserves to grow up free from violence.

We link practitioners to resources, governments to evidence, and donors to investment-ready solutions, all with a focus on three main priorities: including country engagement, keeping children safe to learn, and protecting them from online risks. End Violence also manages the affiliated End Violence Fund, which has invested over $42.6 million in effective, evidence-based programmes over last three years.

Our Vision


Our History

September 2015

World leaders make a commitment to end all forms of violence against children by 2030 as part of the Sustainable Development Goals. This moment presents a historic opportunity to unite the world behind a global, national and local movement to protect the world’s children.

July 2016

The Global Partnership to End Violence Against Children and its associated fund are launched by UN Secretary-General Ban Ki Moon. At the same time, the UK Home Office becomes the first donor to the Fund with a commitment of £40 million to end child sexual exploitation and abuse online. Our first four Pathfinding countries present their commitments to children at the launch.

February 2017

In February, the first funding round is completed. Fifteen organisations join the first cohort of End Violence Fund grantees.

September 2017

End Violence launches its second funding round, which is also focused on building the foundations of an integrated response to online child sexual exploitation and abuse. The second cohort of 16 grantees is announced in February of the following year.

February 2018

The End Violence Solutions Summit is held in Stockholm, Sweden. The Summit brought together governments, the UN, civil society, the private sector, academics and children themselves, all with the mission to design and share bold solutions to end violence against children.

July 2018

End Violence co-incubates Safe to Learn with UNESCO, UNICEF, the United Nations Girls Education Initiative, and DFID. In its first phase, young people prepare a Youth Manifesto with demands, and a Call to Action for governments is completed.

September 2018

The End Violence Board approved our new strategy for 2019-2021. Building on progress made in the first two years of the Partnership, End Violence is now well-positioned to scale impact over the next three years.

April 2018

With the support of the Government of Japan, End Violence opens a new funding window to support 12 humanitarian projects in Nigeria and Uganda.

December 2018

End Violence and the University of Edinburgh co-host the first INSPIRE Master Class, bringing seven Pathfinding teams to Scotland to dig into the challenges of INSPIRE implementation.

January 2019

During the Education World Forum, eight countries endorse the Safe to Learn Call to Action, including Georgia, Ghana, Mexico, Moldova, Nepal, Sierra Leone, South Sudan and Uganda.

February 2019

The End Violence Lab, a collaboration between the End