We can eliminate violence against children – Sustaining investments in childhood

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WHAT: 

Discussion on the role of a global partnership and fund to end violence against children. 

WHO:

 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

WHEN:        

13.15-14.450, Monday, 13 July 2015

WHERE:      

Warka 1+2, Radisson Blu, Addis Ababa

WHY: 

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.  

One thought on “We can eliminate violence against children – Sustaining investments in childhood

  1. We appreciate if Discussion should be included the shared responsibility and accountability for results among stakeholders, partners and community members. Also publishing the disagrigated data by region, county and sub national level will have great influence by putting nations in computation for results. I will appreciate if also included local research development strategy rather than depending on international research data for local problems and preventive measures, in particular sub-Sahara Africa. The currentily shared disagrigated data of early marriage by regional states in Ethiopia is the best example. We appreciate the effort of UNICEF Ethiopia and the goverment’s commitments.

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