One in two children has experienced some form of violence in the past year around the world, whether at home, school or in their community. Children living in crisis are at higher risk of experiencing such violence. Prolonged exposure to abuse, violence and traumatic events is likely to impair children’s emotional and social development with devastating long-term impact on children and societies. Addressing violence against children everywhere, including in humanitarian settings and protracted crisis, is therefore key. In 2016, the INSPIRE package - a set of seven evidence-based strategies to end and prevent violence against children and to support governments to achieve SDG target 16.2 – was launched by 10 organizations, including WHO, UNICEF and the Global Partnership to End Violence against children.
The CP AoR and the Global Partnership to End Violence against children are working together with governments and partners to accelerate ending violence against children in humanitarian settings. Dedicated support is provided to coordination groups and governments on the implementation of the seven INSPIRE strategies to end violence against children. This includes remote or in-country support, facilitating access to resources and expertise, sharing of best-practices, supporting capacity-building efforts and advocating for coordinated and inclusive approach to ending violence against all children.
For more information, please contact: Chantal Neuweiler (firstname.lastname@example.org).