End Violence Against Children
World Vision and Baker McKenzie hosted a partnership event on 27 March in Bangkok, Thailand, calling upon the private sector to work together in ending violence against children.
Close to 40 participants including high profile civil society actors, child protection & child rights experts, representatives of UN & government agencies, youth advocates and the private sector participated in the event, which featured a panel discussion to highlight how partnerships between private enterprises and civil society can work together to achieve the UN Sustainable Development Goals including the target of ending violence against children.
Bee Leay Teo mentioned that “Inviting our corporate clients to join the project serves as an innovative way of aligning our own CSR objectives with those of our corporate partners and the UN’s Sustainable Development Goals.”
Early last year, World Vision and Baker McKenzie launched a pro bono partnership in support of World Vision’s five-year global campaign, “It Takes A World to End Violence Against Children.” The cooperation includes the production of six legal guides that will empower local communities and social workers to end violence against children.