New U.N.-Backed Partnership Aims To End Violence Against Children

U.N. News Centre: U.N.-backed partnership, support fund launched to end violence against children
“A United Nations-backed partnership and fund were launched [Tuesday] to make achieving the new global target to end abuse, exploitation, trafficking, and all forms of violence and torture against children a public priority and a collective responsibility. End Violence Against Children — The Global Partnership brings together the United Nations, governments, foundations, civil society, academia, the private sector, and young people in driving action towards achieving the targets to end violence by 2030 as part of the Sustainable Development Goals (SDGs)…” (7/12).

Washington Post: The CDC and WHO are teaming up to end the ‘contagious disease’ of child violence
“…On Tuesday, the World Health Organization announced the first coordinated plan to end violence against children. It includes a seven-point strategy that consists of many practical measures, such as implementing and enforcing laws that limit young people’s access to firearms; changing beliefs and values around gender roles, which would presumably target countries where girls have fewer rights and less freedom; creating safe environments by doing things like improving housing; increasing parent and caregiver support; strengthening economies; shoring up support services such as treatment programs for juvenile offenders; and educating children in life and social skills…” (Cha, 7/12).

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