Violence and Injury Prevention

Preparations to collect data for the WHO Global status report on violence prevention (GSRVP) have kicked off

The GSRVP, which will focus on interpersonal violence, including child maltreatment, violence against women, and youth violence, will evaluate how countries have responded to World Health Assembly Resolution 56.24 of 2003, "Implementing the recommendations of the World report on violence and health". The project is supported by the UBS Optimus Foundation, the Government of Belgium, the United States Centers for Disease Control and Prevention, and the Bernard van Leer Foundation.

The GSRVP aims to strengthen WHO Member States' capacity to prevent violence by providing a benchmark for countries to assess their existing data, policies, legislation, programmes, and services. It aims to identify gaps in national responses to violence and catalyse further prevention action.

The report will be based upon information obtained from multiple respondents representing different government ministries, research organizations, and NGOs, whose inputs will be reviewed during country consensus meetings and then combined into a unified response to the GSRVP questionnaire. The data will then be collated and analysed to provide input for the GSRVP, which is scheduled to be launched in late 2014.

The GSRVP will be published by WHO, the United Nations Development Programme, and the United Nations Office on Drugs and Crime.