ChildFund Alliance

Global, North America, SDG16.2
New York

About ChildFund Alliance
ChildFund Alliance is a global network of 11 child-focused development organizations working work in more than 60 countries to create opportunities for children and youth, their families and communities.

Commitment Summary
ChildFund Alliance is committed to the achievement of SDG target 16.2 to end all forms of violence against children. Guided by our “Toward a Safe World for Children: Five-Year Strategic Plan 2016-2021,” our members collaborate to implement programs that prevent and respond to violence against children. Together we advocate with Member States, UN agencies and EU institutions for policies and programs to protect children from violence and exploitation; and enable children to meaningfully participate in decisions related to achieving the SDGs.

Full Commitment
ChildFund Alliance played a key role in positioning a stand-alone target on violence against children in the 2030 Agenda for Sustainable Development, SDG target 16.2, to end abuse, exploitation, trafficking and all forms of violence against and torture of children. Our 2016-2021 strategic plan reflects our commitment to advancing SDG target 16.2 through child-friendly accountability; child protection in emergencies; and disaster risk reduction. Through our child-friendly accountability initiative we are equipping children with the knowledge and skills to engage governments and other stakeholders, participate in decision-making and planning, and work towards transforming negative social norms that permit and encourage violence against children. Child-friendly accountability supports children and youth to identify problems and solutions. The initiative enables children and youth to dialogue with decision-makers about issues of concern to them, and witness the tangible results of their actions. We are a founding member of the Global Partnership to End Violence Against Children, which convenes stakeholders from across the world to end all forms of violence against children. Turning the belief that no violence against children is justifiable and all violence is preventable, into a compelling agenda for action. ChildFund has a long, proud record of building community resilience and responding to humanitarian disasters. From 2016 to 2021, priorities of the Alliance will include CPiE interventions in humanitarian response; and expanded Alliance-wide response for large-scale emergencies to improve protection services for children. Our experiences responding to large-scale disasters including Typhoon Haiyan in the Philippines, Ebola in West Africa and the Nepal earthquake have increased the competency, confidence and profile of the Alliance on CPiE. We have an opportunity to strengthen this expertise by supporting children and communities before, during and after disasters strike. Responses include providing child- and youth-led development, child- and youth-focused preparedness, emergency response targeting children, disaster risk reduction activities, and return to community development during the reconstruction phase. ChildFund Alliance also seeks to reduce vulnerability and strengthen resilience at all levels through Disaster Risk Reduction (DRR).The Alliance continues to build on its member-led 2013-2016 DDR initiative, with a Youth-Led DRR Community-based Framework where children participate by mainstreaming DRR into regular programming and community development and provide leadership to minimize the impact of disasters at the community level.