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Global summit shines spotlight on violence against children

POSTED February 13, 2018

Global summit shines spotlight on violence against children

Find out how Stockholm event is uniting world leaders with a common goal


At least one out of two children around the world have experienced violence, according to End Violence Against Children, a global partnership leading the End Violence Solutions Summit in Stockholm this week, from Feb. 14 to 15.

“The End Violence Solutions Summit is a call to action bringing together governments, the United Nations (UN), civil society, the private sector, academics and children to share bold solutions for preventing and responding to violence against boys and girls,” reads a description on the Summit website.

The Swedish Prime Minister and Queen, leaders from around the world, Meg Gardinier, secretary-general of the ChildFund Alliance, of which Christian Children’s Fund of Canada is a member, and Ángeles, a former sponsored child from our program in Paraguay, are among those joining the discussion.

The goal is to raise awareness about violence against children, discuss solutions and celebrate successes in this movement inspired by the UN Sustainable Development Goals set to be completed by 2030.

Stay tuned to our blogs, Facebook and Twitter for more from this Summit, including a special blog from Ángeles about her experience. In the meantime, visit our webpages for more about our work protecting children from violence.

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