‘Solutions Summit’ highlights need for research to end violence by 2030

LEADERS GATHER IN STOCKHOLM TO DISCUSS ENDING VIOLENCE AGAINST CHILDREN IN ALL FORMS

Global leaders and researchers gathered in Stockholm last week for the first Agenda 2030 Solutions Summit to End Violence Against Children. The summit brought together governments, UN organisations and non-intergovernmental organisations, civil society, the private sector, academics, and children to design and share bold solutions for preventing and responding to violence against children as part of the Sustainable Development Goals Agenda 2030 commitments.

Marta Santos Pais, Special Representative of the Secretary General on Violence against Children, addresses the Solutions Summit. (c) Jessica Gow

Mary Catherine Maternowska, a former senior research and evaluation specialist at UNICEF Innocenti, who now heads the data, evidence and solutions programme at the Global Partnership to End Violence Secretariat, oversaw the content for the summit in Stockholm, working closely with counterparts in the Swedish Government and the ChildFund Alliance to ensure the summit’s goal of building political will, accelerating action, and engaging collaboration.

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