Who we are

The South Asia Initiative to End Violence Against Children (SAIEVAC) is an inter-governmental body in partnership with Children and Civil Society Organizations, with a vision that all children, girls and boys, throughout South Asia should enjoy their right to an environment free from all forms of violence, abuse, exploitation, neglect and discrimination.


This regional pioneer initiative driven by the commitment of South Asian governments- Afghanistan, Bangladesh, Bhutan, India, Maldives, Nepal, Pakistan and Sri Lanka- strongly engages a wide-range of stakeholders including Governments, children, INGOs, UN Agencies and civil society organizations.


In a cooperative, innovative and participatory manner all stakeholders are bound by the commitment to achieve greater impact for children across the region. Throughout the years SAIEVAC has strongly collaborated with the South Asian Coordinating Group for Ending Violence Against Women and Children (SACG) while moving ahead under the guidance from the South Asian Association for Regional Cooperation (SAARC). Today SAIEVAC has strengthened its institutional linkages becoming a SAARC apex body, a connection that further reinforces the regional cooperation necessary for raising awareness, building capacities and sharing good practices and lessons learnt in preventing and responding to violence against children.