Strategic Plan 2016-2021

by ChildFund Alliance

“Toward a Safe World for Children: Five-Year Strategic Plan 2016-2021”

Every child has an inherent, universal right to survive and develop, in a life free from violence, abuse, exploitation and neglect. Yet today, more than one billion children — more than half of the world’s children — are exposed to violence each year.

In September 2015, the United Nations unanimously adopted Transforming Our World: The 2030 Agenda for Sustainable Development, which frames the global agenda for the next 15 years. ChildFund Alliance played a key role in positioning a stand-alone target on violence against children in the Agenda: End abuse, exploitation, trafficking and all forms of violence against and torture of children (16.2).

In “Toward a Safe World for Children,” ChildFund Alliance’s strategic plan for 2016-2021, we make a commitment to do all we can to:

  • prevent violence at all levels, from the domestic to the community to the global;
  • protect children from violence and exploitation; and
  • enable children to meaningfully participate in decisions related to achieving the Sustainable Development Goals.

For more than 80 years, the members of ChildFund Alliance, a global network of 11 child rights and development organizations working in more than 60 countries, have nurtured children, their families and their communities, providing nutrition, health care, education and life skills. We seek to become a global voice with and for children, to highlight the issues children care about, and to mobilize effectively to address threats to their lives, safety and well-being. We will advocate to prevent violence against children; ease the harmful impact of disasters; and expand our expertise in emergency response, with a focus on child protection. And we will work with children and youth all along the way, to influence change.

Download Toward a Safe World for Children: Five-Year Strategic Plan 2016-2021.

Strategic Plan 2016-2021 at a Glance

vision-tag A world in which all children enjoy their rights and achieve their full potential.
mission-tag Together with children, we create sustainable solutions that protect and advance their rights and well-being.
  • Compassion and respect for all children and cultures
  • Commitment to delivering the highest quality standards of integrity and accountability
  • Collaboration and knowledge-sharing
  • Advocates for child rights and the interests of all children
  • Optimism
  • Connecting people
priorities-tag Strategic Priority 1:

Global Advocacy and Child-Friendly Accountability

  • Advance Sustainable Development Goal target 16.2 and related targets through global, regional and national advocacy and engagement.
  • Support children in holding their governments and local authorities accountable to their commitments in SDG target 16.2.
Strategic Priority 2:

Improve Our Capacity for Child Protection in Emergencies (CPiE) and Disaster Risk Reduction (DRR)

  • Prioritize key CPiE interventions in all humanitarian response.
  • Mainstream DRR into regular programming and community development.
  • Build on successful youth-led DRR.

Strategic Priority 3:

Strengthen Membership Engagement and Growth

  • Recruit new members to expand the Alliance’s global reach and expertise.