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CARTA Graduate Adesola Olumide, Cohort Three, from the University of Ibadan, Nigeria has been awarded close to US$30,000—by a U.S public charity—to communicate and publicize a set of global strategies geared towards ending violence against children ages 0-17.The award-winning proposal was submitted to the INSPIRE Fund and after a rigorous review process, was awarded funding by the U.S-based public charities, New Venture Fund and Ignite Philanthropy: Inspiring the End to Violence against Girls and Boys.At least one billion children globally – over half of all children aged 2–17 years – have experienced emotional, physical or sexual violence in the past year according to the World Health Organisation (WHO). Violence against children includes various forms: sexual abuse, neglect, emotional violence, physical abuse, and psychological abuse. This violence, research shows, has devastating impacts and leads to a wide range of health and