Discussion on the role of a global partnership and fund to end violence against children.
Ms. Marta Santos Pais – UN SRSG on Violence against Children
H.E. Hon. Saada Mkuya Salum – Minister of Finance, United Republic of Tanzania
H.E. Hon. Christian Paradis – Minister of International Development and La Francophonie, Canada
Ms. Yoka Brandt – Deputy Executive Director, UNICEF
Mr. Nick Dyer – Director of Policy, UK Department for International Development
Ms. Gugulethu Ndebele – CEO, Save the Children South Africa
13.15-14.450, Monday, 13 July 2015
Warka 1+2, Radisson Blu, Addis Ababa
Every 5 minutes a child dies as a result of violence. Almost 1 in 4 girls aged 15 to 19 worldwide report being victims of some form of physical violence since age 15. In 2012, 1 in 5 homicides deaths were children and young people under the age of 20. Aside from the incalculably damaging effects on children, the global economic impact and costs resulting from the consequences of physical, psychological and sexual violence against children could be as high as $7 trillion according to Overseas Development Institute.
Children have a right to be protected from all forms of violence in all settings, in every country of the world. The establishment of a global fund and partnership to end violence against children would be a major step along the road to realising this fundamental right.