Action for implementing the seven strategies for ending violence against children
In July 2016, 10 agencies with a long history of working to prevent and respond to violence launched INSPIRE: Seven strategies for ending violence against children — a technical package of “selected strategies based on the best available evidence to help countries and communities intensify their focus on the prevention programmes and services with the greatest potential to reduce violence against children1 .” The INSPIRE technical package consists of seven complementary and mutually reinforcing strategies, and two cross-cutting activities to help connect interventions across sectors and assess progress.
The INSPIRE Handbook builds on the INSPIRE technical package to help policymakers, planners, practitioners, funders, and advocates operationalize the seven strategies in their country or setting.
Who is this handbook for? The INSPIRE Handbook is a resource for all stakeholders working to end violence against children. Specifically, it is intended for:
- policy-makers and legislators, to help build the supportive environment and commitment needed for comprehensive, multisectoral action;
- planners and technical staff within ministries, service sectors or civil society, to inform national plans of action to address violence against children;
- practitioners and implementers of violence prevention and response policies, programmes and services, to apply evidence-supported guidance for effective action and good practice;
- funders of social, economic, humanitarian, and civil society initiatives, to develop portfolios that include violence prevention and response strategies that are mutually reinforcing, evidence-supported and cost-effective over the long term;
- advocates, to build support for funded, multisectoral commitments to protecting children.