Amplifying our Voices to Advocate for Change

Join hands with us and take a stand

No one institution, organization or government can tackle critical issues in isolation; it is only through working in partnership that we can work towards eradicating violence against children. 

ISPCAN brings together the country, regional and global organizations with the influence, expertise and resources required to transform how child abuse and neglect is prevented worldwide.

By taking a public stand on key issues, we strive to deliver real change through a broad coalition of dedicated multidisciplinary partners dedicated to the protection of children everywhere.


Together with our members and partners we advocate for change:

  • Raise awareness
  • Data and evidence must shed light on child protection issues
  • Policies and laws change when governments are educated
  • Funding for public health programs can become priorities

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Guidelines for Public Statements on Behalf of ISPCAN

What is the topic, event, or current situation that we are addressing?

  • Using a strong, powerful, and direct language to communicate what specifically is taking place
  • Outline the specific impact of the event or situation to tell the reader why they should care.
  • Outline the outcome if action is not taken
  • Communicate the magnitude of the situation – how this further impacts other regions, groups, the rights of others, the UN Conventions on the rights of the Child, etc.

What is the direct call to action?

  • Communicate a direct call to action so that the statement tells the reader exactly what action we are asking them to take
  • Do we want them to click on a link via ISPCAN website or ask them to sign up to a petition to show their concern on this matter?
  • For key partners are we asking to use their logos on the statement to show their collaboration on the statement?
  • Do we want them to donate money to a specific NGO that is partner of ISPCAN working to improve the situation?
  • Are we asking them to contact their governments, their local policy makers, or key stake holders in the regions to demand action?

Identify the critical time frame for action using time-sensitive language like the examples below:

  • Time is running out.
  • Children are losing their lives every __ minute, __ hour, ___ Day (give facts).
  • For key partners are we asking to use their logos on the statement to show their collaboration on the statement?
  • We need to act NOW.
  • This situation becomes more critical daily.

Where are we directing the message?

  • Governments – if so which ones and for what purpose?
  • NGO’s and Civil Societies
  • The media
  • Key Partners and Stakeholders innvolved in this issue and what specific role do involved partners play?
  • Use of their signatures and logo’s
  • To release our statements within their networks
  • To create a joint statement on behalf of both organization (or multiple organizations)
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Current Advocacy Statements

Children in Armed Conflict

ISPCAN and ISSOP stand together to advocate for change to end the war fighting in civilian neighborhoods where child rights are at risk.
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Request to have your Advocacy Statement included.

Please fill out the form below to request to have your Advocacy Statement included on the ISPCAN website.

We review each submission to determine if it meets ISPCAN’s goals and objectives. We will reach out to you if we need additional information.