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11 child-focused development organizations
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At least 1 out of 2 children has experienced some form of violence and 18 million girls aged between 15 and 19 have experienced sexual abuse.

The Swedish Government, in collaboration with the Global Partnership to End Violence against Children and WePROTECT Global Alliance, hosted the Agenda 2030 for Children, End Violence Solutions Summit in Stockholm, Sweden, on 14 and 15 February 2018.

Government ministers from 20 countries, youth delegates and high-level representatives of UN bodies, civil society, the academic world and the private sector participated in the conference.

The purpose of the conference was to share good experiences and new solutions in work to end violence against children.

ChildFund Alliance was represented by Secretary General Meg Gardinier; Laurence Cambianica of Educo; Angeles Belén Cowan Ruiz, age 17, from Paraguay; and Luisa Futboe, age 16, from Indonesia. Our youth representatives were accompanied by Maria Ferreira and Reny Haning. Suzanne Berman of ChildFund International (USA) and Jorge Méndez-Rheineck of Christian Children's Fund of Canada/Paraguay were civil society representatives for their respective countries. 

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The Solutions Summit website has lots of information about the Summit.

Agenda 2030 for Children: End Violence Solutions Summit Proclamation

Call to action for attendees to the Agenda 2030 for Children: End Violence Solutions Summit (signed by the Civil Society Forum of the Global Partnership to End Violence Against Children, of which ChildFund Alliance is a member). The members of the Civil Society Forum are all members of the Global Partnership to End Violence Against Children. The call to action calls on governments and others to fulfill their commitments to end violence against children. The members of the Forum pledge to take seven actions that will contribute to ending violence against children. 

End Violence Solutions Summit: Statement by Marta Santos Pais, Special Representative of the Secretary General on Violence against Children

Where Next? Ending Violence against Children, by David Steven, Center on International Cooperation, New York University (paper)

Former sponsored child speaks for her peers on global stage, a blog by youth participant Angeles, reflecting on her experiences at the summit.

Japan Contributes US$ 5.9 million to the Fund to End Violence Against Children as First Humanitarian Donor.

 


ChildFund Alliance sometimes works with partners in areas where we do not have a physical presence but have skills and expertise to offer.

Currently we are working with:

Terre des HommesChildren on the Move project to provide services to refugee children in Greece.

ChildFund and World Rugby ‘pass it back’ to change children’s lives through sport

We believe in the power of sport.

World Rugby and ChildFund are joining forces to build a better future for disadvantaged children in Asia.

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ChildFund Alliance is a member of the following coalitions:

 

About ChildFund Alliance EU Office

ChildFund Alliance EU Office is a member-led initiative set up in close coordination with the ChildFund Alliance Secretariat. It was established in Brussels in 2014 to strengthen cooperation with European Union institutions. The Brussels office has two main strategic goals:

  • To advocate with key EU institutions for policies, programs and funding opportunities to promote children rights.
  • To promote and increase access to funding opportunities provided by the EU.

Advocacy

ChildFund Alliance EU Office works to strengthen the engagement and cooperation of ChildFund Alliance with EU institutions. ChildFund Alliance EU Office works together with other organizations, including United Nations agencies and NGOs, to promote children's rights as a priority in the EU’s external action.

ChildFund Alliance is a member of CONCORD, the European confederation of Relief and Development NGOs and the main interlocutor with the EU institutions on development policy.

In Brussels, ChildFund Alliance is also a member of the Children's Rights Action Group, a coalition of 18 NGOs committed to making children’s rights a priority of the EU agenda. The coalition supports the Intergroup on Children’s Rights, the first formal body in the European Parliament that will mainstream children’s rights and promote the interests and well-being of children everywhere.

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Toward a Safe World for Children

ChildFund Alliance is a global network of 11 child-focused development organizations working in more than 60 countries. This video provides an overview of our network, our key priorities and joint initiatives.

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