Save the Children Norway’s work in the Thematic Area of Violence Against and Sexual Abuse of Children Global Evaluation
SC Norway has introduced thematic evaluations as a method to evaluate global objectives being implemented in cooperation with a range of partners in all or most country programmes. Save the Children Norway initiated a thematic evaluation of its work on violence against and abuse of children in 2003. The evaluation covered ten country programmes. The context of these country programmes varies enormously in terms of socio-economic, political and cultural factors. The types of issues addressed is equally wide-ranging and encompasses sexual abuse, violence in the family and community, commercial sexual exploitation, corporal punishment, internet pornography, child-trafficking, sex tourism and harmful traditional practices. The purpose was to enable programmes to learn from one another, to share experiences, common problems, solutions and good practices. It was also a way of enabling SCN to take stock of its work from a global perspective and to identify ways of moving ahead. The evaluation was carried out in parallel with a global evaluation on the thematic area of children affected by conflict and disaster in order to enhance learning between the two.