Every year, more than one billion children worldwide experience physical, sexual or psychological violence. Launching on July 7, 2016, at the United Nations, The Global Partnership to End Violence Against Children is a new cross-sector partnership that will provide support to those working to prevent and respond to violence, protect the integrity of childhood and make societies safe for children. The launch of the Partnership follows on the world leaders’ agreement in 2015 to end all form of violence against children by 2030. Several governments are joining the Partnership and showing their commitment to lead the way including the United Kingdom, Sweden, Mexico, Indonesia and Tanzania.
Childhood USA is proud to be a part of this growing global movement. Since 1999, Childhood has been working with at-risk families and vulnerable children to prevent violence, sexual abuse and exploitation, and supporting victims of abuse. Over the past 17 years, Childhood has funded close to 900 projects in more than 20 countries. It is inspiring to see how our work for children’s right to safe and happy childhood, is aligned with the Global Partnership’s strategy.
Reaching the goal of ending violence against children by 2030 requires global leadership and collective action. Childhood USA welcomes the Global Partnership to End Violence Against Children as a common platform helping the world achieve our ambitious goal, the world in which all children are free from violence.