Each year, the Bond International Development Awards provide a platform for innovative projects and passionate people driving positive change. The Collaboration Award recognises effective relationships and collaborations within and across sectors and disciplines to tackle difficult issues.
Today, the Global Initiative is delighted to receive the Bond Collaboration Award 2020!
This award recognises the impact of a two-year programme of national multi-sector collaboration that supported partners in government, parliaments and national and international civil society. In partnership with the Swedish Institute and Save the Children Sweden, the programme spanned eight countries to create a movement of positive change for children, and culminated in five countries passing legislation to fully prohibit corporal punishment and three others making substantial progress.
"Winning this award means so much to all of us at the Global Initiative, as collaboration is one of our four core values. As a small organisation, we truly value each other and the partnerships we have built around the world. We work for a world where every child can grow up free from violence, and feel safe in their homes, schools and communities. Through this project and many others, we have seen that by reaching out and connecting with diverse partners across communities and countries, we can achieve real progress that makes a difference in the everyday lives of millions of children, parents and families." - Anna Henry, Director