End Violence, UNICEF and the Child Protection Area of Responsibility held a training on 27-30 March titled Child Protection Coordination in Humanitarian Settings in Dakar. It was attended by government officials and UNICEF staff from 15 francophone countries from West and Central Africa and Burundi and Madagascar.
Stockholm Solutions Summit: Ending violence against children by 2030 is possible and everyone is accountable
STOCKHOLM, 15 February 2018 – Leaders and representatives from the United Nations, government, civil society and the private sector renewed their commitment to ending violence against children by 2030 at the first-ever End Violence Solutions Summit which concluded in Stockholm today.
A child dies from violence every five minutes worldwide, and at least 1 billion children endure some sort of physical, sexual or emotional violence every year.
Trauma therapy goes nationwide as CSOs, government and researchers unite
In 2015, Erica Mattelin, a child psychologist at Save the Children Sweden, saw a gap in the services offered to vulnerable children.
Public commitments have led to legislative reform and strengthened response services for child victims
For too long, preventing violence against children has rested on the shoulders of NGOs, civil society and philanthropists. Political will – and the robust institutions required to drive change – has waxed and waned. Now, in Paraguay, the highest levels of government have committed to 20 wide-ranging commitments to protect children, and built the institutions required to turn promises into policy.
Children harmed by armed groups require comprehensive support to live normal lives
In times of emergency, children experience trauma that can irreversibly harm their life chances. In northeastern Nigeria, over 12,000 children have been killed or wounded during the conflict since 2009, and 1.7 million people remain displaced.
Uniting sectors has broken new ground in the country’s efforts to safeguard its young
At the turn of the millennium, Montenegrin social services were struggling to deal with the most complex and extreme cases of child maltreatment.
Positivity, not punishment, undergirds an ambitious new strategy to reduce violence in schools
As the tide turns against corporal punishment worldwide, Jamaica’s schools are cutting rates of violence by focusing on positive behaviour rather than punishment.
The two-pronged approach has seen violence decline dramatically
Violence in schools takes a variety of forms – corporal punishment, physical attacks, and psychological aggression are but a few examples. In a bid to create violence-free learning environments, Indonesia has adopted a two-pronged approach: a student-led anti-bullying initiative and positive discipline training for teachers.
Today It’s a Penalty and its partners launched the 2018 charity campaign which will target four major global sporting events as it aims to prevent the abuse, exploitation and trafficking of children online and offline across the globe.
96% of primary school children experience violence — Uganda is taking action
(This article first appeared at Apolitical)
Uganda has cut violence against children by 42% in primary schools by using the Good School Toolkit, a six-step, open-source programme aimed at ending teachers’ use of corporal punishment.