Regional and sectoral roundtables
Regional roundtables bring together key actors and policy makers across different sectors and countries to share the Initiative's learning and engage in concrete action towards violence prevention. They also help establish and strengthen global networks that beyond the life of the Initiative will continue to advocate for investments and actions to prevent violence in childhood.
In 2015, Know Violence in Childhood organised two roundtables. The first, in July in Brazil, for Latin America focussed on homicide and was organised with the Brazilian Forum for Public Safety along with a higher education institution the Fundação Getúlio Vargas. The second, in September in Kazakhstan for Central Asia, focussed on the institutionalisation of children and was organised with the regional office of Penal Reform International. Agendas, reading and discussion materials can be found here.
In April 2016, the Initiative organised a regional roundtable in South Asia, in Colombo, Sri Lanka, in collaboration with South Asia Initiative to End Violence against Children (SAIEVAC). Experts from the region discussed the issue of violence experienced by children in the schooling process, and identified emerging lessons from work done across the region by governments and civil society organisations to prevent violence in schools. The summary of key messages agreed by participants of this meeting is available for download.
In May 2016 in Florence,Italy, the Initiative organised its first sectoral roundtable on Social Protection and Childhood Violence in collaboration with UNICEF Innocenti. This roundtable focusedon the various ways social protection programmes can support violence reduction objectives. The roundtable identified some key pathways of impact for social protection programmes to reduce childhood violence but also highlighted the limitations in the available evidence and recommended further investment in developing better methodologies for measurement and impact evaluation. The workshop materials including agenda, concept note, participant list and presentations can be found here.