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.

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.

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
Dr A.K. Shiva Kumar

Dr A.K. Shiva Kumar

Co-Chair, Know Violence in Childhood
H.E. Åsa Lindhagen

H.E. Åsa Lindhagen

Minister for Gender Equality, Sweden

Dr Daniela Ligiero

Dr Daniela Ligiero

Executive Director of Together for Girls
Gary Cohen

Gary Cohen

Executive Vice President - Global Health, Becton, Dickinson and Co. and President, Becton, Dickinson and Co. Foundation
Henrietta H. Fore

Henrietta H. Fore

Executive Director, UNICEF - Board Chair

Howard Taylor

Howard Taylor

Executive Director, End Violence Partnership (Ex Officio Member)
Rev. Prof. Dr Ioan Sauca

Rev. Prof. Dr Ioan Sauca

Acting General Secretary, World Council of Churches
Dr Joanna Rubinstein

Dr Joanna Rubinstein

President & CEO, World Childhood Foundation
Rev. Keishi Miyamoto

Rev. Keishi Miyamoto

President, Arigatou International

Kurt Ekert

Kurt Ekert

President and CEO, Carlson Wagonlit Travel
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. Marcelo Ebrard

H.E. Marcelo Ebrard

Secretary of Foreign Affairs, Mexico
H.E. Motegi Toshimitsu

H.E. Motegi Toshimitsu

Minister for Foreign Affairs, Japan
Dr Najat Maalla M’jid

Dr Najat Maalla M’jid

Special Representative of the United Nations Secretary-General on Violence against Children, United Nations
Paulo Sérgio Pinheiro

Paulo Sérgio Pinheiro

Independent Expert
Phumzile Mlambo-Ngcuka

Phumzile Mlambo-Ngcuka

Executive Director, UN Women
Dr Savitri Goonesekere

Dr Savitri Goonesekere

Emeritus Professor of Law, University of Colombo

Dr Tedros Adhanom Ghebreyesus

Dr Tedros Adhanom Ghebreyesus

Director-General, WHO
Dr Tufail Muhammad

Dr Tufail Muhammad

President, ISPCAN and Chairman of Child Rights & Abuse Committee, Pakistan Pediatric Association
Virginia Gamba

Virginia Gamba

UN Special Representative of the Secretary-General for Children and Armed Conflict
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.
Amanda Melville

Amanda Melville

Senior Child Protection Officer, UNHCR
Bidisha Pillai

Bidisha Pillai

CEO, Save the Children India
Dr Daniela Ligiero

Dr Daniela Ligiero

Executive Director of Together for Girls
Dr Débora Cóbar

Dr Débora Cóbar

Regional Director - Latin America and the Caribbean,  Plan International
Emily Travis

Emily Travis

Deputy Head, Children, Youth and Education, UK Foreign, Commonwealth & Development Office
Christian Papaleontiou

Christian Papaleontiou

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

Dr Etienne Krug

Dr Etienne Krug

Director of the Department for Social Determinants of Health at the World Health Organization & Chair of End Violence's Executive Commitee
Howard Taylor

Howard Taylor

Executive Director, End Violence Partnership (Ex Officio Member)
Ian Drennan

Ian Drennan

Executive Director, WeProtect Global Alliance
Dr Jim Mercy

Dr Jim Mercy

Director, Division of Violence Prevention, Centers for Disease Control and Prevention
Dr Joan Nyanyuki

Dr Joan Nyanyuki

Executive Director of the African Child Policy Forum & Co-Chair of End Violence's Executive Commitee
Karin Strandås

Karin Strandås

State Secretary to the Minister for Gender Equality, Government of Sweden
Kul Gautam

Kul Gautam

Independent Expert / Former UNICEF Deputy Executive Director and UN Assistant Secretary-General
Martin Niblett

Martin Niblett

Deputy Head of the Protecting Children Hub, UK Foreign, Commonwealth and Development Office & Safe to Learn Working Group Chair
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 Najat Maalla M’jid

Dr Najat Maalla M’jid

Special Representative of the United Nations Secretary-General on Violence against Children, United Nations
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.
Ace Aceron

Ace Aceron

Planning, Monitoring and Evaluation, & Reports Specialist
Andrew Hassett

Andrew Hassett

Director, Communications and Advocacy
Bess Herbert

Bess Herbert

Advocacy Specialist, Corporal Punishment
Catherine Maternowska

Catherine Maternowska

Data, Evidence and Learning
Chloë Fevre

Chloë Fevre

Director, Safe to Learn
Elissa Miolene

Elissa Miolene

Digital Communications Specialist
Howard Taylor

Howard Taylor

Executive Director, End Violence Partnership (Ex Officio Member)
Iryna Gudyma

Iryna Gudyma

Digital Communications Specialist
Josee Nakhle

Josee Nakhle

Visual Communications Specialist
Kristen Hansen

Kristen Hansen

Fund Portfolio Manager, Safe to Learn
Laura-Lee Sage

Laura-Lee Sage

Policy & Advocacy Specialist, Safe to Learn
Marija Manojlovic

Marija Manojlovic

Director, Safe Online
Miguel Garcia Egido

Miguel Garcia Egido

Grant Management Specialist, Safe Online
Natalie Shoup

Natalie Shoup

Grant Portfolio Specialist, Tech Coalition Safe Online Research Fund
Sabine Rakotomalala

Sabine Rakotomalala

Director, Pathfinding
Sally Burnheim

Sally Burnheim

Deputy Director
Sandra Daniels-Harte

Sandra Daniels-Harte

Senior Administrative Associate
Serena Tommasino

Serena Tommasino

Knowledge & Advocacy Specialist, Safe Online
Sonia Vohito

Sonia Vohito

Legal Policy Specialist, Corporal Punishment