A Matter of Life and Death: Protecting children during and after emergencies is a matter of life and death

by Child Protection Working Group / Reports

A report from the Child Protection Working Group (CPWG), with ChildFund Alliance, outlining the various reasons why protecting children from violence and exploitation is a life-saving intervention during and after emergencies, and should be prioritized for funding in all humanitarian crises.

Children Speak About Being Free from Violence and Exploitation

by ChildFund Alliance / Reports

In a study of the views of children on the issues of violence and exploitation, ChildFund Alliance conducted over 50 focus groups in 41 countries so that their voices can be heard as part of the post 2015-agenda. The children cited the top three things they want world leaders to do – raise awareness of the issues, enact laws and punish offenders – as well as give examples of the worst forms of violence and exploitation.

Counting Pennies

by ChildFund Alliance, End Violence Against Children, Save the Children, SOS Children's Villages, UNICEF, World Vision and SRSG on Ending Violence against Children / Reports

For the first time, a review of official development assistance (ODA) to end violence against children has been done. The report "Counting Pennies: A review of official development assistance to end violence against children" found that in 2015, total ODA spending was $174 billion and of that, less than 0.6 percent was allocated to ending violence against children. This amounts to less than $0.65 per child in aid-receiving countries to end this scourge that affects more than one billion children every year.

International "Protect Children from War" conference

by Diana Quick / Statements

ChildFund Alliance was one of just 20 civil society organizations that participated in the international ministerial conference "Protect Children from War" in Paris this week. The conference commemorated the 10th anniversary of the adoption of the Paris Commitments to Protect Children Unlawfully Recruited or Used by Armed Forces or Armed Groups (Paris Commitments) and The Paris Principles and Guidelines on Children Associated with Armed Forces or Armed Groups (Paris Principles).

The government of France and the United Nations Children’s Fund (UNICEF), in collaboration with the Paris Principles Steering Group (PPSG), co-hosted the conference. ChildFund is a member of the PPSG.

International Aid Towards Ending Violence Against Children Deeply Lacking, First-Ever Study Shows

by ChildFund International / Statements

Richmond, Va. (June 08, 2017) – Out of every dollar the world spends on development assistance, only half a penny supports efforts to end violence against children, according to a new study, Counting Pennies. Commissioned by ChildFund Alliance and others, the study evaluates official development assistance (ODA) — government aid to promote the economic development and welfare of developing countries — targeted towards preventing and responding to violence against children.

Preventing Violence Against Children Attitudes, Perceptions & Priorities

by ChildFund Alliance, World Vision International / Reports

ChildFund Alliance and World Vision International commissioned Ipsos Reid to ask a question on the need to prioritize the prevention of violence against children at the global level. Support was unambiguous, with 93% of the 11,000 respondents stating that preventing violence against children should be a global priority.