Publications and Reports

Here you will find the various reports and publications produced by WithoutViolence. 


Recently, efforts to garner greater political priority for and investment in preventing violence against children have gained momentum. Notably, target 16.2 of the Sustainable Development Goals calls for the end to abuse, exploitation, trafficking, and all forms of violence against children. How can the field turn this momentum in to sustained political commitment from world governments?

This paper applies the Shiffman-Smith framework to the issue of preventing violence against children with the goal of informing the actions of a range of stakeholders like international organisations, child-focused NGOs, government leaders, and private philanthropy. It presents the findings based on desk research and in-person, phone and online consultations with donors, violence prevention practitioners, social entrepreneurs, and youth advocates from NGOs and international organizations.

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The Business Case for Families

Business leaders around the world are increasingly recognizing the business benefits that supporting children and parents can bring. The Business Case for Families presents a starting point for businesses to learn just what they can do to support the families and children of their employees and how adopting these strategies can improve the productivity and sustainability of the business. 

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Communicating About Violence in the Lives of Children in Uganda

WithoutViolence collaborated with Research World International to produce a report on the perceptions held by Ugandan opinion leaders from government, NGOs, the media, and the business world concerning violence against children. This report presents the findings of that study as a first step toward understanding how best to communicate about the issue in Uganda. 

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Between 16-28 February 2017, WithoutViolence conducted 15 interviews with selected individuals and representatives of NGOs, networks, international organizations, donors, academia, and government officials to learn their views on how best to strengthen the social service workforce globally. The interviewees were all experts in their field from countries such as Indonesia, Cambodia, Uganda, Kenya, Switzerland, the USA, or India. Interviewees reflected on open-ended questions based upon the categories set out in the Shiffman-Smith framework. 

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