INSPIRE: SEVEN STRATEGIES FOR ENDING VIOLENCE AGAINST CHILDREN
“EDUCATION AND LIFE SKILLS”
Tuesday, April 20 2021
Rationale, aims and target audience
Violence affects up to 1 in 2 children every year, with devastating acute and long-term consequences. Yet, we know that violence can be prevented, we have the tools to do so, and SDG Target 16.2 calls for ending violence against children.
The INSPIRE: Seven strategies for ending violence against children technical package is a collection of evidence-based recommendations on how to prevent and respond to violence against children, including Implementation and enforcement laws; Norms and values; Safe environments; Parent and caregiver support; Income and economic strengthening; Response and support services; and Education and life skills (see https://www.who.int/teams/social-determinants-of-health/violence-prevention/inspiretechnical-package).
To assist governments, civil society and faith-based organizations in their efforts to reduce violence against children, the INSPIRE core agencies and INSPIRE Working Group are initiating this series of eight training webinars over the course of six months. The aims are to:
- Introduce INSPIRE to those who need to know and act on it,
- Remind those who already work with INSPIRE about the need to scale it up, and
- Give all INSPIRE stakeholders an opportunity to get detailed insights into each of the seven
strategies and the cross-cutting elements.
The target audience includes policy-makers and legislators, planners and technical staff, practitioners and implementers, faith-based and traditional leaders, civil society organizations, funders, advocates, and any other interested stakeholders.
The webinar, the final in a series of eight webinars covering the INSPIRE strategies, will present the strategy “Education and life skills” in more depth and will include reflections on how they can be adapted for implementation in the time of COVID-19.
On 20 April 2021 from 15h30-17h00 (CET) the eighth webinar will cover:
- Overview of the strategy and brief overview of findings from the Global status report on
preventing violence against children 2020
- The Good School Toolkit
- KiVa and its nationwide scale up and international implementation
- NO Means NO Wordwide’s dual gender approach to preventing sexual and gender-based violence
- Q&A session with the experts
Confirmed speakers for the webinar include Christophe Cornu (UNESCO), Dipak Naker (Raising Voices), Christina Salmivalli (University of Turku) and Hind Essayegh (No Means No Worldwide). The webinar will be moderated by Alex Butchart (WHO). We look forward to having you join us in helping to advance evidence-based approaches to ending violence against children everywhere.