INSPIRE is an evidence-based resource for everyone committed to preventing and responding to violence against children and adolescents – from government to grassroots, and from civil society to the private sector. It represents a select group of strategies based on the best available evidence to help countries and communities intensify their focus on the prevention programmes and services with the greatest potential to reduce violence against children. The package is anchored in recognition by the Convention on the Rights of the Child[1] that all children have the right to be free from all forms of violence. It also responds to the extensive and costly impacts that violence against children has on public health and development. It is an essential tool to help achieve Sustainable Development Goal.Target 16.2, which calls for ending all forms of violence against children, and it will be useful to help achieve goals 1, 3, 4, 5, 10, 11


[1] Convention on the Rights of the Child –

Below are the INSPIRE 7 strategies:


INSPIRE Handbook

The handbook provides detailed information on how to implement the INSPIRE package. It demonstrates how to choose and implement interventions suited to one’s context, including:

  • Appropriate populations and settings;
  • Core intervention components;
  • Costs and cost-effectiveness;
  • Human resource and infrastructure requirements;
  • Where to get manuals, training programmes and other implementation support; and
  • Lessons learned from previous implementation efforts.

INSPIRE Indicators

This document gives guidance on how to measure impact. For each indicator information on its purpose, possible data sources, sample questions and method of computation is provided. There are three levels of indicators; Impact that track prevalence of violence; outcome that track changes in risk and protective factors; and output that track the extent to which interventions are reaching the target group.

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