As part of the new sustainable development agenda, the world’s governments will make a commitment to ensuring that all people live in peaceful, just and inclusive societies. They will set ambitious targets to be delivered by 2030, in order to deliver the vision of a world where every child grows up free from violence and exploitation. The Global Partnership to End Violence Against Children will help deliver this vision. Based on a commitment to the rights of children, it will turn the belief that no violence against children is justifiable and all violence is preventable into a compelling agenda for action. This strategy explains how The Global Partnership to End Violence Against Children plans to prevent and respond to violence against children over the next five years. It will provide a platform to accelerate efforts to make girls and boys safe in the future, with the aim of delivering targets to end all forms of violence against children by 2030. This zero draft strategy is based on extensive consultations and research, and a range of background and working papers. It is intended to catalyse further debate and discussion. Feedback from formal and informal consultations will be used to strengthen the partnership’s design ahead of its launch in early 2016.