Violence and Injury Prevention

Preventing youth violence: taking action and generating evidence

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Youth violence is an emerging priority area in global public health for which WHO is developing new guidance on prevention. The guideline will provide practical recommendations for policy-makers from different sectors on how to develop, plan, implement and evaluate interventions to prevent youth violence, with an emphasis on low- and middle-income settings.

The guideline will be based on systematic reviews and ratings of the best available evidence and input from the world’s leading experts on youth violence prevention. It will be accompanied by a comprehensive training and capacity-building package to facilitate its implementation. The launch of the guideline is planned for mid-2014.

The project is funded by the Jacobs Foundation, the German Federal Ministry for Economic Cooperation and Development and the United States Centers for Disease Control and Prevention. Regular updates on the guideline development process will be published on this website.