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 organizations, the private sector, foundations, academics and independent experts.

End Violence will transition to a new governance structure by the fourth quarter of 2020, following approval of the terms of reference and standard operating procedures in this governance document.

The Board provides high-level strategic oversight and supports the Partnership through advocacy and resource mobilization.
Gary Cohen

Gary Cohen

Executive Vice President - Global Health, Becton, Dickinson and Co. and President, Becton, Dickinson and Co. Foundation
H.E. Marcelo Ebrard

H.E. Marcelo Ebrard

Secretary of Foreign Affairs, Mexico
Kurt Ekert

Kurt Ekert

President and CEO, Carlson Wagonlit Travel
Henrietta H. Fore

Henrietta H. Fore

Executive Director, UNICEF - Board Chair

Virginia Gamba

Virginia Gamba

UN Special Representative of the Secretary-General for Children and Armed Conflict
Dr. Tedros Adhanom Ghebreyesus

Dr. Tedros Adhanom Ghebreyesus

Director-General, WHO
Dr. Savitri Goonesekere

Dr. Savitri Goonesekere

Emeritus Professor of Law, University of Colombo

Dr. A.K. Shiva Kumar

Dr. A.K. Shiva Kumar

Co-Chair, Know Violence in Childhood
Dr. Daniela Ligiero

Dr. Daniela Ligiero

Executive Director and CEO, Together for Girls - End Violence Executive Committee Chair
H.E. Åsa Lindhagen

H.E. Åsa Lindhagen

Minister for Gender Equality, Sweden

Dr. Najat Maalla M’jid

Dr. Najat Maalla M’jid

UN Special Representative of the Secretary-General on Violence Against Children
Rev. Keishi Miyamoto

Rev. Keishi Miyamoto

President, Arigatou International

Phumzile Mlambo-Ngcuka

Phumzile Mlambo-Ngcuka

Executive Director, UN Women
Dr. Tufail Muhammad

Dr. Tufail Muhammad

President, ISPCAN and Chairman of Child Rights & Abuse Committee, Pakistan Pediatric Association
Paulo Sérgio Pinheiro

Paulo Sérgio Pinheiro

Independent Expert
Dr. Joanna Rubinstein

Dr. Joanna Rubinstein

President & CEO, World Childhood Foundation
Rev. Prof. Dr. Ioan Sauca

Rev. Prof. Dr. Ioan Sauca

Acting General Secretary, World Council of Churches
Baroness Liz Sugg CBE

Baroness Liz Sugg CBE

Minister for Foreign Affairs and International Development and Prime Minister’s Special Envoy for Girls’ Education, United Kingdom
H.E. Motegi Toshimitsu

H.E. Motegi Toshimitsu

Minister for Foreign Affairs, Japan
The Executive Committee oversees the work of End Violence Secretariat and the End Violence Fund Steering Committee, and provides direction and support on strategic planning, partnerships, performance monitoring, governance, finance and risk.
Dr. Débora Cóbar

Dr. Débora Cóbar

Regional Director - Latin America and the Caribbean,  Plan International
Maureen Greenwood-Basken

Maureen Greenwood-Basken

Interim Director, Global Children's Rights: Realizing Rights for Girls and Boys, Wellspring Philanthropic Fund
Dr. Etienne Krug

Dr. Etienne Krug

Director of the Department for Social Determinants of Health at the World Health Organization
Dr. Daniela Ligiero

Dr. Daniela Ligiero

Executive Director and CEO, Together for Girls - End Violence Executive Committee Chair
Dr. Jim Mercy

Dr. Jim Mercy

Director, Division of Violence Prevention, Centers for Disease Control and Prevention
Dr. Najat Maalla M’jid

Dr. Najat Maalla M’jid

UN Special Representative of the Secretary-General on Violence Against Children
Dr. Joan Nyanyuki

Dr. Joan Nyanyuki

Executive Director of the African Child Policy Forum
Christian Papaleontiou

Christian Papaleontiou

Deputy Director, Tackling Exploitation and Abuse Unit Serious and Organised Crime Group, UK Home Office - Fund Steering Committee Chair
Bidisha Pillai

Bidisha Pillai

CEO, Save the Children India
Karin Strandås

Karin Strandås

State Secretary to Minister for Gender Equality, Sweden
Emily Travis

Emily Travis

Deputy Head, Children, Youth and Education, UK DFID
Sanjay Wijesekera

Sanjay Wijesekera

Director of Programmes at UNICEF
Seán Coughlan

Seán Coughlan

Executive Director, Human Dignity Foundation
Ian Drennan

Ian Drennan

Executive Director, WeProtect Global Alliance
Kul Gautam

Kul Gautam

Independent Expert
Martin Niblett

Martin Niblett

Deputy Head of the Protecting Children Hub, UK DFID
Christian Papaleontiou

Christian Papaleontiou

Deputy Director, Tackling Exploitation and Abuse Unit Serious and Organised Crime Group, UK Home Office - Fund Steering Committee Chair
Vicky Rateau

Vicky Rateau

Programme Officer, Oak Foundation
Howard Taylor

Howard Taylor

Executive Director, End Violence
The End Violence Secretariat is responsible for the day-to-day operations of the Global Partnership’s work around the world. Based in New York and Geneva, the team connects individuals, organisations and governments to get violence against children on the global agenda and grow the resources and political will to make the world safer for young people. The Secretariat’s leadership team, listed below, manages these efforts and supports the Partnership’s Board, Executive Committee, and the End Violence Fund Steering Committee.
Howard Taylor

Howard Taylor

Executive Director, End Violence
Sally Burnheim

Sally Burnheim

Deputy Director and End Violence Fund Chief
Andrew Hassett

Andrew Hassett

Communications and Advocacy
Catherine Maternowska

Catherine Maternowska

Data, Evidence and Learning
Marija Manojlovic

Marija Manojlovic

Strategy and Innovation
Matthew DeGalan

Matthew DeGalan

External Relations
Sabine Rakotomalala

Sabine Rakotomalala

Country Engagement