CDC Joins Global Leaders in New Partnership to End Violence Against Children
For Immediate Release: Friday, July 15, 2016
Contact: CDC Media Relations
The Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC) this week joined world leaders to launch the Global Partnership and Fund to End Violence Against Children. The new partnership supports individuals and groups working to prevent and respond to violence; protect childhood; and make societies safe for children.
The collaboration showcases INSPIRE: Seven Strategies for Ending Violence Against Children, a new evidence-based best-practices package of strategies that has shown success in reducing violence against children.
The new partnership also premiered a public service announcement featuring Liam Neeson, actor and goodwill ambassador; Susan Bissell, director of the Global Partnership; Carolyn Miles, CEO of Save the Children; Elaine Weidman-Grunewald, vice president of sustainability and corporate responsibility for Ericsson; Asa Regner, minister of children, elderly, and gender equality for Sweden; children from Holland and the Philippines; and others. In the video, the champions call on all governments to #EndViolence against children.
The collaboration includes 10 agencies: the World Health Organization, CDC, End Violence, the Pan American Health Organization, the President’s Emergency Program for AIDS Relief, Together for Girls, The United Nations Children’s Fund, United Nations Office on Drugs and Crime, United States Agency for International Development, and the World Bank.
CDC’s Injury Center and its partners reduce injuries, violence, and disability by identifying priorities, promoting prevention strategies, developing useful tools, and monitoring the effectiveness of injury and violence prevention program activities.
For more information about the Global Partnership and Fund to End Violence Against Children, visit http://www.end-violence.org/.