This paper argues that achieving further progress in ending violence against children depends on better understanding and more effectively harnessing the resources required to finance prevention and response interventions, as well as services and systems.
The message is simple: we need more money, better spent on the interventions, services and systems that we know end violence against children.
Ending violence against children will require the following six steps:
- Understanding and tracking current investments.
- Estimating the costs of preventing and addressing violence.
- Calculating the return on investment.
- Evaluating the impact, effectiveness and efficiency of existing investments.
- Ensuring resources are allocated where they can make the most difference.
- Identifying new sources of funding through the re-allocation of existing resources and the development of new financing mechanisms.
The implementation of this agenda requires a collective and co-ordinated effort under the auspices of the End Violence – The Global Partnership to End Violence Against Children.