INSPIRE was launched in July 2016, together with the Global Partnership to End Violence Against Children, as an evidence-based resource for governments, international agencies, non-governmental organizations and individuals committed to preventing and responding to violence against children. Ten core agencies collaborated on its development, including the World Health Organization (WHO), United States (US) Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC), the Global Partnership to End Violence against Children, the Pan American Health Organization (PAHO), the US President’s Emergency Plan for AIDS Relief (PEPFAR), Together for Girls (TfG), the United Nations Children’s Fund (UNICEF), United ations Office on Drugs and Crime (UNODC), US Agency for International Development (USAID) and the World Bank.
Building on the best available, international evidence about how to prevent and respond to violence against children, INSPIRE presents a package of seven core strategies (see Box 1), as well as two cross-cutting strategies: Multisectoral actions and coordination ; and Monitoring and evaluation.
Additional tools have been developed to help policymakers and practitioners put INSPIRE strategies into practice. The first tool is the INSPIRE Handbook: Action for implementing the seven strategies, which provides detailed programming guidance for each strategy and was developed by INSPIRE partners (under the leadership of WHO). The second tool, the INSPIRE Indicator Guidance and Results Framework (‘Indicator Guidance’) was conceived and produced by INSPIRE partners (under the leadership of UNICEF) to assist governments and partners in monitoring progress and tracking change over time.