We also recognize that while a large number of prevention programmes exist in the Global North, there are few programmes documented, evidenced or tailored to the Global South. As the global movement to prevent violence against children advances, we see this as a moment to highlight innovations and voices from the Global South. We believe this Southern lens, and this focus on Southern challenges, will yield new answers, which is why we aim to build a Southern-led global agenda to end violence against children in schools.
As acting secretariat for the Coalition, Raising Voices recruited and convened founding leaders for a new group of practitioners and experts from the Global South, who have developed or studied interventions to prevent violence against children in schools and who want to make a strategic contribution to this global discourse. This group commits to working to influence the global agenda on prevention of VAC in and through schools by amplifying global south experiences, learning and priorities.