INSPIRE Handbook and Indicator Guidance


Date of publication:  01 Jan 2018 Publisher:  World Health Organisation Publication type:  Toolkit / Handbook / Manual

The new handbook, targeted towards policy-makers, practitioners and advocates, provides detailed information on how to select interventions that are best suited to national and local contexts, and how to implement the interventions and the package as a whole. Its guidance is relevant for all sectors whose work prevents and reduces violence against children, in particular the education, criminal justice, health, and social welfare sectors. The indicator guidance includes a set of core indicators on violence against children and information on how to define and measure them. The indicators are designed to be used together with the programming guidance for each strategy included in the handbook.  

The INSPIRE strategies will advance efforts to achieve Sustainable Development Goal target 16.2 to end all forms of violence against children. They are based on the best available evidence of what works, and include: 

  • Implementation and enforcement of laws: such as those limiting access by young people to firearms and other weapons and those criminalizing the violent punishment of children by parents; 
  • Norms and values: by changing beliefs and behaviours around gender roles;   
  • Safe environments: by targeting violent "hotspots" and enhancing the built environment, for example, by improving housing;
  • Parent and caregiver support: such as the provision of training in parenting
  • Income and economic strengthening: including microfinance combined with training around gender norms
  • Response and support services: such as treatment programmes for juvenile offenders
  • Education and life skills: for example, establishing a safe school environment and improving children's life and social skills.

To learn more and download the handbooks, please visit the INSPIRE package page

Please find attached below the INSPIRE Handbook and INSPIRE Indicator Guidance and Results Framework. 

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