"Explaining away violence" poster series
WHO has commissioned three series of violence prevention posters, each depicting images relating to various forms of violence. The "Explanations" 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. The concepts for these posters were selected from a group of eight different poster concepts, after broad consultation with key WHO violence prevention partners worldwide.
The posters, prepared by Fabrica, the renowned creative design company based in Venice, Italy, serve as visual support to the awareness-raising Global Campaign for Violence Prevention and the World report on violence and health. The posters are currently available in English and French.