Building global commitment to violence prevention

The Violence Prevention Alliance (VPA) is a network of WHO Member States, international agencies and civil society organizations working to prevent violence. VPA participants share an evidence-based public health approach that targets the risk factors leading to violence and promotes multi-sectoral cooperation. Participants are committed to implement the recommendations of the World report on violence and health.

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WHO and partners release Toolkit on mapping legal, health and social services responses to child maltreatment

Published by WHO, Lucerne University of Applied Sciences and Arts, and the University of New Hampshire, this toolkit provides academics and decision-makers with strategies for conducting national or regional studies of the incidence of and agency response to child maltreatment.

University of New Hampshire and WHO release new document to improve efforts to prevent children's exposure to violence

This new publication by the Crimes against Children Research Center at the University of New Hampshire in the United States and WHO aims to help programme developers and implementers from nongovernmental organizations and other development agencies make better use of existing research and plan for evaluation when designing and implementing programmes to prevent violence against children. In doing so it will help those groups as they apply for funding to ensure that their proposed programmes will ultimately contribute to the evidence base on what works to prevent such violence.

New publication: "Preventing violence: evaluating outcomes of parenting programmes"

This new publication seeks to increase understanding of the need for, and the process of, conducting outcome evaluations of parenting programmes in low- and middle-income countries. The result of a collaboration between the University of Cape Town, WHO, UNICEF, and the WHO-led Violence Prevention Alliance, the guidance is aimed at policy-makers; programme planners and developers; high-level practitioners in government ministries; representatives of nongovernmental and community-based organizations; and donors working in the area of violence prevention. This project and publication was kindly funded by the UBS Optimus Foundation.

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Department of Violence and Injury Prevention and Disability
World Health Organization
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