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10 facts on violence prevention

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Violence is preventable and its impacts can be reduced

Proven and promising violence prevention strategies address underlying causes such as low levels of education, harsh and inconsistent parenting, concentrated poverty, unemployment and social norms supportive of violence. Outcome evaluation research is needed to test these strategies in low- and middle-income countries.

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