Child Rights Connect has joined global leaders from across the End Violence community in signing the Together to #ENDviolence Leaders’ Statement.

Greatly concerned by the unprecedented impact of the COVID-19 pandemic on children’s lives and rights, more than 50 global leaders of different organisations are calling for urgent action to end all forms of violence against children.

Through this statement organisations from across sectors and continents working to end violence against children are using the power of their collective voice to urge leaders in government, the private sector, faith communities, multilateral organisations, civil society, and sports bodies to seize the moment and be champions of this agenda in their countries, organisations, networks, and communities.

In securing this new commitment to end violence against children and as part of the Together to #ENDViolence campaign, signatories are encouraging world leaders to prioritise protecting children in their policies, planning, budgets, and communications and to work together to deliver six game-changing actions to end violence against children:

  • Ban all forms of violence against children by 2030
  • Equip parents and caregivers to keep children safe
  • Make the internet safe for children
  • Make schools safe, non-violent and inclusive
  • Protect children from violence in humanitarian settings
  • More investment, better spent

Working towards the adoption and implementation of these policy proposals continues to be an important aspect of our network Working Group on Children and Violence.

You can read the full statement here.

If you wish to add your voice to the global movement calling for urgent action to end violence against children, you can endorse the statement here.