Violence and Injury Prevention

Global status report on violence prevention 2014

Jointly published by WHO, the United Nations Development Programme, and the United Nations Office on Drugs and Crime, the Global status report on violence prevention 2014 reflects data from 133 countries and 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. The Global status report on violence prevention 2014 calls for a scaling up of violence prevention programmes in all countries.

University of New Hampshire and WHO release new document to improve efforts to prevent children's exposure to violence

A new publication entitled Improving efforts to prevent children's exposure to violence: a handbook for defining programme theory and planning for evaluation in the new evidence-based culture was published by the Crimes against Children Research Center at the University of New Hampshire in the United States and WHO.

Special Issue of the Journal of Interpersonal Violence on Violence Against People With Disability

This Special Issue addresses an area that has long been neglected. People with disabilities make up some 15% of the world’s population. Compared to their nondisabled peers, children with disabilities have a threefold increased risk of being victims of violence, while adults with disability have a 50% higher chance of being victims of violence, raising to a threefold increased risk for people with mental health conditions.

Preventing violence: evaluating outcomes of parenting programmes

This new publication seeks to increase understanding of the need for, and the process of, conducting outcome evaluations of parenting programmes in low- and middle-income countries. The result of a collaboration between the University of Cape Town, WHO, UNICEF, and the WHO-led Violence Prevention Alliance, the guidance is aimed at policy-makers; programme planners and developers; high-level practitioners in government ministries; representatives of nongovernmental and community-based organizations; and donors working in the area of violence prevention. This project and publication was kindly funded by the UBS Optimus Foundation.

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