The Global Campaign for Violence Prevention
The Global Campaign for Violence Prevention (GCVP) aims to implement the recommendations of the WHO World report on violence and health and the Global status report on violence prevention 2014 by raising awareness about the problem of violence, highlighting the crucial role that public health can play in addressing its causes and consequences, and fostering prevention. It also seeks to ensure a coordinated international response. In support of these aims, the GCVP provides a platform for the dissemination and exchange of science-based knowledge about violence prevention, and the sharing of violence prevention policies, plans and experiences.
Jointly published by WHO, the United Nations Development Programme, and the United Nations Office on Drugs and Crime, the Global status report on violence prevention 2014 reflects data from 133 countries and is the first report of its kind to assess national efforts to address interpersonal violence, namely child maltreatment, youth violence, intimate partner and sexual violence, and elder abuse. The calls for a scaling up of violence prevention programmes in all countries.
Plan of Action for the Global Campaign for Violence Prevention (GCVP) for the period 2012-2020
This Plan of Action for the Global Campaign for Violence Prevention aims to unify the efforts of the main actors in international violence prevention and identify a small set of priorities for the field, by presenting six national level goals towards which efforts can be directed.
The first two goals aim to prioritize violence prevention within the global public health agenda; the next three aim to build strong foundations for on-going violence prevention efforts; and the last aims to promote the implementation of evidence-informed violence prevention strategies on parenting, life-skills, social norms, alcohol, the risks of firearm-related deaths and injuries, and services for victims. The objective of the Campaign in the coming years will be to support the achievement of these goals in countries around the world.