END VIOLENCE AGAINST CHILDREN
The Global Partnership to End Violence Against Children, launched by the UN Secretary-General in 2016, is a global collective, comprised of more than 500 partners, which aims to end all forms of violence against children. Its members include “governments, UN agencies, research institutions, international non-governmental organisations, foundations, civil society organisations, private sector groups, and more.”
Operating as both a partnership and a fund, End Violence Against Children fosters multi-sectoral and global collaboration among partners, highlights proven solutions, supports existing interventions and more while also funding proven, replicable initiatives and generating data in the hopes of influencing policy-making decisions.
In 2016, Jamaica was appointed by the global partnership as a Pathfinding Country – one of the first countries to take up this mantle. As such, both non-governmental and governmental entities within Jamaica have committed to collaborating towards ending violence against children and, more specifically, towards bringing about a 20 percent increase in available services for children affected by violence by the year 2023.