INSPIRE: Seven strategies for Ending Violence against Children

Jul 1, 2016 | WHO

A study published in Pediatrics estimated that up to 1 billion children in the world have experienced physical, sexual, or psychological violence in the past year. INSPIRE is a technical package for those committed to preventing and responding to violence against children and adolescents.

The INSPIRE package includes seven strategies that together provide a framework for ending violence against children. In the full package, each strategy is presented with its objective, rationale, potential effects, specific approaches, and evidence of effectiveness. Additionally, INSPIRE includes cross-cutting activities that help connect, strengthen, and assess progress towards the seven strategies: 1) Implementation and enforcement of laws; 2) Norms and values; 3) Safe environments; 4) Parent and caregiver support; 5) Income and economic strengthening; 6) Response and support services; and 7) Education and life skills.

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