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, and the COVID-19 pandemic has only exacerbated these risks. 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. Thus, working to prevent and addressing violence against children everywhere, including in humanitarian settings and protracted crisis, is key.
The CP AoR and World Vision Germany, under the partnership on prevention of violence against children in humanitarian and fragile contexts, are working together with child protection partners at the country level to accelerate ending violence against children in humanitarian settings. Through this initiative, support is provided to child protection coordination groups related to violence prevention, ensuring access to resources and expertise and sharing of good or promising practices across several regions.
This work links closely with violence prevention approaches highlighted in the Minimum Standards for Child Protection in Humanitarian Action (CPMS) and the INSPIRE: Seven strategies for ending violence against children package. For practical guidance on how the CPMS and INSPIRE are complementary, view this CPMS / INSPIRE complementarity guide.
For more information, please contact: Verena Bloch (email@example.com), Violence Prevention Specialist.