The Global Initiative to Support Parents (GISP) is an inter-agency collaboration initiated by UNICEF, the WHO, Global Parenting Initiative and Parenting for Lifelong Health, the Global Partnership to End Violence Against Children and the Early Childhood Development Action Network.
Its vision is to enable all parents and caregivers to access quality, evidence-based parenting support according to their need by the year 2027.
Its goals are to:
Protect children and adolescents, and support families to cope with the multiple stressors, including those resulting from the COVID-19 pandemic.
Enable parents to nurture their children’s development across the life course, in the context of reduced child-related services and increased parental responsibilities.
Build the foundation for mainstreaming the uptake and implementation of evidence-based parent and caregiver support initiatives in all countries.
The GPI has a core role in the GlSP through our innovative development of digital and hybrid-digital parenting programmes; ongoing support for in-person, digital and hybrid parenting programmes; as well as advocacy for evidence-based playful parenting support for all parents and caregivers.