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10 facts on violence prevention

Seminar on the role of women on the society at the Women Center on Karateginskay Street of Dushanbe.
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Societies can prevent violence by reducing risks such as alcohol, guns, and economic and gender inequality

Proven and promising violence prevention strategies that address societal factors include reducing alcohol availability and misuse through enactment and enforcement of liquor licensing laws, taxation and pricing; reducing access to lethal means, including guns, knives and pesticides; and promoting gender equality by for instance supporting the economic empowerment of women.

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