INSPIRE Handbook Action for implementing the seven strategies for ending violence against children

It is estimated that globally up to 1 billion children are subject to violence each year. Violence against children has strong, long-lasting effects on brain function, mental health, health risk behaviours, noncommunicable diseases, infectious diseases such as HIV and sexually transmitted diseases, and social functioning.

The direct and indirect economic costs of these effects are substantial, and violence against children undermines the potential of both individuals and societies. 

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 .” 

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