Learn how the World Bank Group is helping countries with COVID-19 (coronavirus). Find Out

Ending Violence Against Children: The Together for Girls Partnership
February 3, 2016Washington, DC


The World Bank Group, along with UNICEF, Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC), Together for Girls (TFG) and Pan American Health Organization/World Health Organization (PAHO-WHO), invite you to join a lunchtime panel discussion, "Ending Violence Against Children."

Expert Panel:

James A. Mercy, Director of the CDC Division of Violence Prevention

Michele Moloney-Kitts, Director, Together for Girls 

Cornelius Williams, Associate Director of Child Protection, UNICEF

Opening Remarks:

Ede Ijjasz-Vasquez, Senior Director, Social, Urban, Rural and Resilience Global Practice, World Bank Group


Kanae Watanabe, Country Officer for Haiti, World Bank Group
Joel Reyes, Senior Institutional Development Specialist, World Bank Group


Alessandra Guedes, Regional Adviser on Intra-Family Violence, Pan American Health Organization (PAHO)

Together for Girls and Centers for Disease Control and Prevention will present on the innovative nature of their public-private partnership, current gaps, and opportunities for partnering and funding:  

Mercy will present methods and findings from the Violence Against Children Surveys (VACS) and describe how the VACS survey and data analysis have evolved. 

Moloney-Kitts will discuss health costs associated with violence against children and how partner countries are linking VACS data to actions that prevent and respond to violence against children, highlighting the important links between violence against women and violence against children. She will also discuss how evidence has accumulated and share country-level efforts to prevent and respond to violence against children. 

Following the presentation, Watanabe and Reyes will be invited to comment on the applicability of the VACS data and model of engagement: turning evidence into action. 

Lunch will be provided.


Event Details
  • when: 12:30-2 p.m. ET
  • Where: MC C2-131, World Bank Group headquarters
  • CONTACT: Lisa Fry
  • lfry@worldbank.org