INSPIRE Good Practice - KiVa Antibullying program

Date published: 
18 Apr 2019

Seven INSPIRE strategies for ending violence against children is a compilation of effective, evidence-based interventions to support countries in ending violence against children. Measures recommended have proven to be effective in different countries around the world and can easily be tailored to the local context and local needs. The INSPIRE Handbook describes seven strategies and good practices from countries all over the world that have proven to be effective in reducing violence against children.

The seven strategies are:

1) Implementation and enforcement of laws

2) Norms and values

3) Safe environments

4) Parent and caregiver support - Parents and caregivers nowadays are tasked to protect children from challenges they are not familiar with or capable of addressing alone (cyberbullying for example). To end violence against children, it is essential to provide support for parents and caregivers to learn about the benefits of positive, non-violent discipline, how to build healthy relationship with their children through communication and establish strong bonds with their children. KiVa anti-bullying initiative is a world-famous example of how addressing and changing group norms can contribute to reducing bullying and providing safe environment for children to learn, play and develop. To find the most important facts on what KiVa is and how it works, scroll down.

If you are interested to learn more, here is a webinar with the KiVa project manager explaining all you should know about this innovative approach from Finland applied worldwide.

5) Income and economic strengthening

6) Response and support services, and

7) Education and life skills.

To learn more about INSPIRE strategies and how Childhub has been working with others to promote INSPIRE and reduce violence against children click here.

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