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 500 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 are both a partnership and a fund. As a partnership, we connect and convene partners to raise awareness, catalyse leadership commitments, mobilise new resources, promote evidence-based solutions and innovation, and support those working to end all forms of violence, abuse and neglect of children. The Partnership is a platform to facilitate collective, evidence-based advocacy and action to keep children safe at home, in their communities, online and at school.

The End Violence Fund is a flexible funding vehicle that identifies new and emerging challenges to SDG 16.2. We fund innovative initiatives that have the potential to replicate and scale — and as a result, generate data, evidence and learning to inform policy and increase the impact of programmes to end violence against children.