Sabine Rakotomalala is Dutch and Swiss and seconded by the Swiss Development Cooperation to the Secretariat of the Global Partnership to End Violence Against Children (End Violence). She has a M.D. in Child Psychology from the University of Utrecht, Netherlands. After starting her career with WHO in 2002, she joined Terre des hommes in 2005 to support programs on violence against children an psychosocial distress in both in humanitarian and development settings. In 2013 she joined UNICEF as Deputy Coordinator of the Child Protection Working Group.
Ms Rakotomalala re-joined WHO’s Department for Management of Noncommunicable Diseases, Disability, Violence and Injury Prevention (NVI) – Prevention of Violence Unit – in May 2016 as a Technical Officer. Her work consists of: bringing together key partners from different sectors around the prevention of violence against children; supporting pathfinding countries in their efforts to scale up violence prevention efforts; ensuring the dissemination and implementation of INSPIRE, seven strategies to end violence against children; raising funds for the sector; and supporting the Executive Committee.