Governance & Team

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.

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

For  the latest updates, announcements and meeting minutes, please:

The End Violence Board is the highest decision-making body aligned around a shared vision for the Partnership and Fund: to support the achievement of SDG 16.2
Helle Thorning-Schmidt

Helle Thorning-Schmidt

Former Prime Minister of Denmark and Board Co-Chair of the End Violence Partnership
Joy Phumaphi

Joy Phumaphi

Executive Secretary of the African Leaders Malaria Alliance and Board Co-Chair of the End Violence Partnership
Niklas Andréen

Niklas Andréen

President & Chief Operating Officer of Carlson Wagonlit Travel’
Gary Cohen

Gary Cohen

Chief Revenue Officer, Aerofarms
H.E. Marcelo Ebrard

H.E. Marcelo Ebrard

Secretary of Foreign Affairs, Mexico
Henrietta H. Fore

Henrietta H. Fore

Executive Director, UNICEF
Virginia Gamba

Virginia Gamba

UN Special Representative of the Secretary-General for Children and Armed Conflict
Meg Gardinier

Meg Gardinier

Secretary-General of ChildFund Alliance & representing the End Violence CSO Forum
Dr Tedros Adhanom Ghebreyesus

Dr Tedros Adhanom Ghebreyesus

Director-General, WHO
Dr Etienne Krug

Dr Etienne Krug

Director of the Department for Social Determinants of Health at the World Health Organization & End Violence Executive Committee Co-Chair
Dr A.K. Shiva Kumar

Dr A.K. Shiva Kumar

Co-Chair, Know Violence in Childhood
Rev. Keishi Miyamoto

Rev. Keishi Miyamoto

President, Arigatou International

Dr Najat Maalla M’jid

Dr Najat Maalla M’jid

Special Representative of the United Nations Secretary-General on Violence against Children, United Nations
Phumzile Mlambo-Ngcuka

Phumzile Mlambo-Ngcuka

Executive Director, UN Women
Wendy Morton MP

Wendy Morton MP

Parliamentary Under Secretary of State (Minister for European Neighbourhood and the Americas)
Dr Joan Nyanyuki

Dr Joan Nyanyuki

Executive Director of the African Child Policy Forum & End Violence Executive Committee Co-Chair
Paulo Sérgio Pinheiro

Paulo Sérgio Pinheiro

Independent Expert
Dr Joanna Rubinstein

Dr Joanna Rubinstein

Expert and former President and CEO of Childhood USA
Rev. Prof. Dr Ioan Sauca

Rev. Prof. Dr Ioan Sauca

Acting General Secretary, World Council of Churches
Dr Rajeev Seth

Dr Rajeev Seth

President of ISPCAN
Märta Stenevi

Märta Stenevi

Minister for Gender Equality and Housing, Government of Sweden
Dr Howard Taylor

Dr Howard Taylor

Executive Director, End Violence Partnership (Ex Officio Member)
H.E. Motegi Toshimitsu

H.E. Motegi Toshimitsu

Minister for Foreign Affairs, Japan
The Executive Committee is an essential coordination and decision-making body responsible for the overall Partnership strategy development and implementation, funding decisions, fundraising for the field and the Secretariat, and oversight of the Secretariat.
Charlotte Coles

Charlotte Coles

Team Leader, Violence Against Women and Girls and Child Protection, UK Foreign, Commonwealth and Development Office
Ian Drennan

Ian Drennan

Executive Director, WeProtect Global Alliance
Kul Gautam

Kul Gautam

Independent Expert / Former UNICEF Deputy Executive Director and UN Assistant Secretary-General
Maureen Greenwood-Basken

Maureen Greenwood-Basken

Interim Director, Global Children's Rights: Realizing Rights for Girls and Boys, Wellspring Philanthropic Fund & Safe to Learn Working Group Chair
Dr Etienne Krug

Dr Etienne Krug

Director of the Department for Social Determinants of Health at the World Health Organization & End Violence Executive Committee Co-Chair
Dr Daniela Ligiero

Dr Daniela Ligiero

Executive Director of Together for Girls
Amanda Melville

Amanda Melville

Senior Child Protection Officer, UNHCR
Dr Jim Mercy

Dr Jim Mercy

Director, Division of Violence Prevention, Centers for Disease Control and Prevention
Steve Miller

Steve Miller

CEO, Save the Children South Africa & representing the End Violence CSO Forum
Dr Najat Maalla M’jid

Dr Najat Maalla M’jid

Special Representative of the United Nations Secretary-General on Violence against Children, United Nations
Eleanor Monbiot

Eleanor Monbiot

Regional Leader of Middle East and Eastern Europe, World Vision & representing the End Violence CSO Forum
Dr Joan Nyanyuki

Dr Joan Nyanyuki

Executive Director of the African Child Policy Forum & End Violence Executive Committee Co-Chair
Christian Papaleontiou

Christian Papaleontiou

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

Patricia Sainz

Patricia Sainz

Regional Program Director for Latin America and Caribbean, SOS Children’s Villages International & representing the End Violence CSO Forum
Karin Strandås

Karin Strandås

State Secretary to the Minister for Gender Equality, Government of Sweden
Dr Howard Taylor

Dr Howard Taylor

Executive Director, End Violence Partnership (Ex Officio Member)
Sanjay Wijesekera

Sanjay Wijesekera

Director of Programmes, UNICEF & Pathfinding Progress Working Group Chair
Working Groups are flexible arrangements that bring together strategic partners with resources and an ability and willingness to support delivery at scale on a priority area of work. We currently have three working groups: Safe to Learn, Pathfinding Progress and Safe Online.
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, Geneva and other locations across the world, 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.
Dr Howard Taylor

Dr Howard Taylor

Executive Director, End Violence Partnership (Ex Officio Member)
Ace Aceron

Ace Aceron

Planning, Monitoring and Reporting Specialist
Sally Burnheim

Sally Burnheim

Deputy Director
Sandra Daniels-Harte

Sandra Daniels-Harte

Senior Administrative Associate
Andrew Hassett

Andrew Hassett

Director, Communications and Advocacy
Bess Herbert

Bess Herbert

Advocacy Specialist, Corporal Punishment
Miguel Garcia Egido

Miguel Garcia Egido

Grant Management Specialist, Safe Online
Chloë Fevre

Chloë Fevre

Director, Safe to Learn
Catherine Flagothier

Catherine Flagothier

Safe and Inclusive School Specialist
Iryna Gudyma

Iryna Gudyma

Digital Communications Specialist
Kristen Hansen

Kristen Hansen

Fund Portfolio Manager, Safe to Learn
Marija Manojlovic

Marija Manojlovic

Director, Safe Online
Elissa Miolene

Elissa Miolene

Digital Communications Specialist
Josee Nakhle

Josee Nakhle

Visual Communications Specialist
Natalie Shoup

Natalie Shoup

Grant Portfolio Specialist, Tech Coalition Safe Online Research Fund
Serena Tommasino

Serena Tommasino

Knowledge & Advocacy Specialist, Safe Online
Sonia Vohito

Sonia Vohito

Legal Policy Specialist, Corporal Punishment