Violence against children (VAC) is a pervasive health and human rights issue affecting more than 1 billion children every year. In recent years, the global development agenda has paid greater attention to ending VAC than ever before. To optimize the impact of the global momentum to end VAC, it is increasingly important to generate, share and apply evidence to the development of policies and programmes.
With this effort in mind, UNICEF Innocenti hosts two evidence events for the 2021 Solutions Summit Leadership Campaign, Together to #EndViolence. The first event aims to share information and advance understanding of the growing body of evidence on VAC prevention and response. This event will bring together researchers, practitioners, and policymakers, providing a forum to reflect on the current state of the evidence, the role of evidence in driving action to end VAC, and the opportunities that lie ahead.
The event will be presented in two parts. To begin, two rapid-fire presentations communicating findings from groundbreaking evidence reviews, the UNICEF Evidence and Gap Map on interventions for reducing VAC in LMICs, and a review of the work on VAC prevention in schools in the Global South. The second part of the event will feature a panel of experts who will react to the evidence presented and share specific cases of evidence to action and the opportunities and challenges that lie ahead.
- Catherine Ward, Professor, Department of Psychology at University of Cape Town
- Dipak Naker, Co-Director, Raising Voices
- Shanaaz Mathews, Director, Children’s Institute at University of Cape Town
- Berit Kieselbach, Technical Officer, Violence Prevention at World Health Organization
- Matodzi Amisi, Senior Research Consultant, Institute for Security Studies
- Enrique Chaux, Professor, Department of Psychology, University of the Andes
- Howard Taylor, Executive Director, End Violence Partnership
- Ramya Subrahmanian, Chief, Research on Child Rights and Protection, UNICEF Innocenti
Department of Psychology at University of Cape Town
Co-Founder and Co-Director, Raising Voices
Director, Children’s Institute, University of Cape Town
Senior Research Consultant, Institute for Security Studies
Department of Psychology, University of the Andes
Technical Officer, Violence Prevention at World Health Organization
Executive Director, End Violence Partnership
Research and Program Director, ICRW Asia
Consultant, UNICEF Innocenti