Civil Society Forum Pledge on Ending Violence against Children.  Agenda 2030 for Children: Solutions Summit, Stockholm Sweden

The Agenda 2030 for Children: Solutions Summit was organised jointly by the Global Partnership to End Violence against Children and the Government of Sweden in Stockholm, Sweden, on 14-15 February 2018. The Summit brought together governments, CSOs, the Private Sector, the media and children from more than 55 countries.

The goals of the Summit

  • highlighting and signalling mutually supporting initiatives that advance the cause of children’s rights, and to prevent and bring to an end to all forms of violence against children;
  • spreading solutions that end violence against children, and highlighting hoe the Global Partnership to End Violence against Children supports the 2030 Agenda and strengthens children’s rights; and
  • making the rights of the child known and safeguarded and reinforcing a shared commitment for action to end all forms of violence against children.

Summit Highlights

  • The importance of political will and accountability
  • Importance of bottom up programming, including the need to capitalise on indigenous practices of care and support
  • Greater focus on prevention and the role of the newly developed INSIPRE package of strategies for violence prevention in informing regional and national action
  • Documenting and customising good practice models and action-oriented programming 
  • The link between gender-based violence, domestic violence and violence against children, hence the need for programming that takes those linkages into account
  • The need for greater cross-sectoral and cross-country collaboration

Civil Society Forum Pledge on Ending Violence against Children