The INSPIRE handbook: action for implementing the seven strategies for ending violence against children explains in detail how to choose and implement interventions that will fit your needs and context.
The seven strategy-specific chapters address the Implementation and enforcement of laws; Norms and values; Safe environments; Parent and caregiver support; Income and economic strengthening; Response and support services; and Education and life skills.
The handbook concludes with a summary of INSPIRE’s implementation and impact indicators, drawn from the companion INSPIRE indicator guidance and results framework.
This handbook provides everyone committed to ending violence against children with the best possible information on how to implement INSPIRE. The more we work together to implement the interventions described within it, and to measure the effectiveness of new interventions, the greater the number of children that will enjoy lives free from violence.
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.
Violence against children is an acute problem that requires urgent action. However, focusing on evidence-supported policies, practices and programmes can help balance the need to act with the need to implement thoughtful, cost-effective interventions.