Violence and Injury Prevention

Violence publications and resources

Global status report on violence prevention 2014

The Global status report on violence prevention 2014, which reflects data from 133 countries, is the first report of its kind to assess national efforts to address interpersonal violence, namely child maltreatment, youth violence, intimate partner and sexual violence, and elder abuse.

Preventing violence: evaluating outcomes of parenting programmes (2013)

Global and regional estimates of violence against women (2013)

Violence against women: health impacts and the role of the health sector (2013)

Preventing intimate partner and sexual violence against women: taking action and generating evidence (2010)

Preventing violence and reducing its impact: How development agencies can help (2008)

Manual for estimating the economic costs of injuries due to interpersonal and self-directed violence (2008)

Third Milestones of a Global Campaign for Violence Prevention Report (2007)

Preventing child maltreatment: a guide to taking action and generating evidence (2006)

Milestones of a Global Campaign for Violence Prevention 2005: Changing the face of violence prevention (2005)

Preventing violence: a guide to implementing the recommendations of the World report on violence and health (2004)

The economic dimensions of interpersonal violence (2004)

Handbook for the documentation of interpersonal violence prevention programmes (2004)

Milestones of a Global Campaign for Violence Prevention (2004)

Guidelines for medico-legal care for victims of sexual violence (2003)

Intervening with perpetrators of intimate partner violence: a global perspective (2003)

Small arms and global health (revised August 2001)


Flyers

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Fact sheets

Violence and alcohol

Facts sheets on interpersonal violence and alcohol: general policy briefing plus specific fact sheets on alcohol and child maltreatment; youth violence; intimate partner violence and elder abuse.

Interpersonal violence and illicit drugs

Interpersonal violence and illicit drug use are major public health challenges that are strongly linked. Involvement in drug use can increase the risks of being both a victim and/or perpetrator of violence, while experiencing violence can increase the risks of initiating illicit drug use.

Violence and disasters

Violence is an important issue facing communities affected by natural disasters, though the full extent of the problem has not been thoroughly studied. This is a WHO fact sheet based on currently available data on violence and disasters.



Posters

"Album" poster series (2005)

Posters

This black and white "Album" series depicts how lives can be scarred forever due to violence. What for some could be snapshots of cherished memories are, for survivors of violence, a remembrance of wounds with lifelong consequences.

"Explaining away violence" poster series (2003)

Posters

The "Explanations" poster series features victims of violence and the accounts they give to explain away their injuries, touching upon the shame and taboo which surround violence in many cultures.

"Violence in red" poster series (2003)

Posters

The "Red" poster series portrays bold close ups of parts of the human body tainted in red, symbolizing the impact of violence on the body and on health in general.


Related resolutions

Implementing the recommendations of the World report on violence and health, WHA56.24 (2003)

Concerted public health action on anti-personnel mines, EB101.R23 (1998)

Prevention of violence, WHA50.19 (1997)

Prevention of violence: a public health priority, WHA49.25 (1996)

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