We currently stand at a critical moment for the world’s children. Unless we act now and with urgency, we risk losing a generation of children to the long-term impacts of violence and abuse that will undermine child safety, health, learning and development long after the pandemic subsides. We cannot let that happen.
Child Helpline International is playing an active role in the Together to #ENDviolence campaign. Experts and leaders from across the End Violence community came together to prepare a prioritised list of cost-effective policy proposals to end violence against children. The result is six game-changing policy proposals, backed by evidence, research and expertise on what works to protect children:
- Ban all forms of violence against children by 2030
- Equip parents and caregivers to keep children safe
- Make the internet safe for children
- Make schools safe, non-violent, and inclusive
- Protect children from violence in humanitarian settings
- More investment, better spent
Through the Together to #ENDviolence Leaders’ Statement below, senior leaders from across sectors and continents are using the power of their collective voice to call for leaders everywhere to adopt and implement these game-changing policy proposals. These leaders recognise the importance of creating a world in which all children can access safe and child-friendly help, such as child helplines, when they need it.
Please read and share the Leaders’ Statement below, explore the policy proposals, and endorse the Leaders’ Statement to add your voice to the global movement calling for urgent action to end violence against children.
Together we can end violence against children!