POSTED August 24, 2021
6 ways global partners are putting an end to violence against children
Global coalition releases six game-changing actions to keep kids safe
Since the COVID-19 pandemic began, violence and abuse against children has increased, leaving them extremely vulnerable. In fact, an estimated one-billion kids, aged two to 17, experienced violence in the past year, reports the World Health Organization. Now, more than ever, we’re working with our peers to address all forms of violence and abuse against children so they can thrive in a safe environment.
#EndViolence Against Children — a global coalition of governments, UN agencies, research institutions and non-governmental agencies, including ChildFund Alliance of which Children Believe is a member — released a statement that includes six game-changing actions to keep kids safe. So, how can we make positive change together?
- Ban all forms of violence against children by 2030
- Equip parents and caregivers to keep children safe
- Make the Internet safe for children
- Make school safe, non-violent inclusive
- Protect children from violence and humanitarian settings
- More investments, better spent
At Children Believe, we are working with our partners to advance child rights and protection, among other strategies. We equip communities with knowledge and tools to protect young people’s rights, work with communities and governments to end harmful practices and promote healthy, safe and inclusive spaces for learning.
Learn more about how you can join in protecting children from violence. Give a donation where it’s needed most today.
ABOUT CHILDREN BELIEVE (formerly Christian Children's Fund of Canada):
Children Believe works globally to empower children to dream fearlessly, stand up for what they believe in — and be heard. For 60 years, we’ve brought together brave young dreamers, caring supporters and partners, and unabashed idealists. Together, we’re driven by a common belief: creating access to education — inside and outside of classrooms — is the most powerful tool children can use to change their world.
About ChildFund Alliance:
A member of ChildFund Alliance, Children Believe is part of a global network of 12 child-focused development organizations working to create opportunities for children and youth, their families and communities. ChildFund helps nearly 23-million children and their families in more than 70 countries overcome poverty and underlying conditions that prevent children from achieving their full potential. We work to end violence against children; provide expertise in emergencies and disasters to ease the harmful impact on children and their communities; and engage children and youth to create lasting change and elevate their voices in decisions that affect their lives.