World Vision has been partnering with the Global Partnership to End Violence against Children since its inception in 2016. End Violence’s aim is to accelerate progress at all levels to achieve the SDGs focusing on ending all forms of violence against children including child marriage, female genital mutilation and child labour.
During its 6-year partnership, World Vision and End Violence have worked together on promoting evidence-based solutions to end violence, including influencing national governments to become pathfinding countries committed to demonstrate progress in, and develop a case to increase donor funding to, end violence. Through the End Violence financial mechanism, the Fund to End Violence against Children and its auxiliary finding mechanism, Joint Venture Fund to End Violence against Children, World Vision has been principal recipient of six grants funding solutions and advocating to end violence against children.
End Violence and World Vision have been working closely at national and global levels to increase the number of governments committing to comprehensive action to end all forms of violence against children. In 28 out 37 pathfinding countries, World Vision is actively engaging with governments to support delivery of their action plans and ensure tangible changes in the lives of children affected by violence.
In addition to advocacy, our joint programmes are focusing on strengthening prevention, increasing access to treatment and care for victims, and enhancing community understanding of violence against children. Most recently, in support of the End Violence #Together to End Violence against Children campaign and Solutions Summit, World Vision ran its biggest social moblisation action in 28 pathfinding countries, resulting in a number of policy changes and over 470,000 supporter actions.
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Our partnership is founded on the need to change the discourse and mobilise substantial political will to end violence against children. To that end we are also developing and promoting public goods to support the sector in this task. This includes the INSPIRE package of evidence-based strategies as well as a forthcoming investment case for ending violence. World Vision has been closely involved in developing strategies and priorities for End Violence and served in the foundational Executive Committee. In return, END Violence provides strong support to our global campaign It Takes a World To End Violence Against Children.
"Since its launch, World Vision’s It Takes a World Campaign has significantly contributed to growing the global movement to make our planet safer for children."
- Dr. Howard Taylor, Executive Director
Global Partnership to End Violence against Children