Violence and Injury Prevention

Update on progress in development of the Global status report on violence prevention (GSRVP)

The GSRVP, to be published in 2014, will for the first time evaluate the extent to which countries have been implementing the recommendations of the World report on violence and health, as called for in World Health Assembly Resolution 56.24, "Implementing the recommendations of the World report on violence and health".

Data for the GSRVP are being compiled by National Data Coordinators in each country using a questionnaire which asks about the existence of national action plans and coordination mechanisms for violence prevention; data on the magnitude of violence; primary prevention responses such as policies, programmes, and laws; and the existence of services for victims of violence.

Over 60 countries have already completed data collection and are finalizing their responses, and it is anticipated that a further 50-60 countries will have completed the exercise by the end of 2013.

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