The INSPIRE technical package reinforces the protections guaranteed in the CRC, which oblige States Parties to take all appropriate legislative, administrative, social and education measures to prevent violence against children, and to protect them from violence while in the care of parents, legal guardians or other caregivers. Furthermore, the 2030 Agenda for Sustainable Development includes Target 16.2 to end all forms of violence against children. Decision-makers and practitioners in social services, health, justice and education sectors have stepped up efforts to intensify evidence-based prevention and response strategies, governments and civil society organizations are increasingly committed to working together to achieve the target, and there is a growing public consensus that violence against children will no longer be tolerated.
INSPIRE Handbook: Action for implementing the seven strategies (hereafter referred to as the INSPIRE Handbook) explains in detail how to choose and implement interventions that will fit your needs and context. Following an overview, 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.