The Secretariat is responsible for the day-to-day operations of the Partnership, supporting the operations of the Board and Executive Committee, and the associated Fund. The Secretariat is hosted by UNICEF in New York, with some team members also posted in Geneva. 

Dr Howard Taylor is serving as Executive Director of the End Violence Secretariat. The small staff focuses on strategy, governance, partner and country engagement, advocacy, resource mobilization and communications. 

The Secretariat also drives exchanges on lessons learned and best practice, including through the bi-annual organization of the global ‘Solutions Summit’. 

End Violence relies on partners to support development and implementation of program strategies and country action plans. Where gaps are identified, the Secretariat may be called upon to catalyze action, provide support or advice, and identify technical assistance.


Staff Member Title
Howard Taylor Executive Director
Sally Burnheim Deputy Director
Gerry Dyer Chief of Office
Emma Green Campaigns & Private Sector
Sabine Rakotomalala Country Engagement
Mary Catherine Maternowska Data, Evidence & Learning
Marija Manojlovic Strategy & Innovation
Rafael Hermoso Investor Relations
Rafik Elouerchefani Communication & Advocacy
Ayako Kaino Partnerships
Trang Ho Morton Fund Partnerships
Natasha Javed Country Engagement
Anila Ahmed Executive Assistant
Victoria Prepelita Programme Support