Violence and Injury Prevention

Preventing violence: a guide to implementing the recommendations of the World report on violence and health

ISBN 92 4 159207 9

Preventing violence: a guide to implementing the recommendations of the World report on violence and health was published with the generous support of the Government of Belgium, and thanks to input from violence prevention practitioners worldwide. The document focuses upon the first six recommendations, namely:

  • Increasing the capacity for collecting data on violence.
  • Researching violence – its causes, consequences and prevention.
  • Promoting the primary prevention of violence.
  • Promoting gender and social equality and equity to prevent violence.
  • Strengthening care and support services for victims.
  • Bringing it all together – developing a national action plan of action.

The document provides conceptual, policy and practical suggestions on how to implement each of the six country-level activities, and promotes a multi-sectoral, data-driven and evidence-based approach. Should the resources for achieving certain aspects of the recommendations be lacking, the information contained in the guide will still be useful for planning purposes. Since plans usually precede actions (and are often used to generate the resources needed to implement actions), the guide will therefore be of use even in areas where violence prevention resources are currently scarce.

Hard copies of Preventing violence: a guide to implementing the recommendations of the World report on violence and health are available for free and can be ordered by sending an email request to violenceprevention@who.int indicating the number of copies required and the address for mailing.

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