Briefs, Fact Sheets and Brochures

Violence Prevention: The evidence

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WHO, World Health Organization

This series of seven briefings for advocates, programme designers and implementers and others summarizes the evidence for the effectiveness of the following seven main strategies for preventing interpersonal and self-directed violence: (1) increasing safe, stable and nurturing relationships between children and their parents and caregivers; (2) developing life skills in children and adolescents; (3) reducing availability and harmful use of alcohol; (4) reducing access to guns, knives and pesticides; (5) promoting gender equality; (6) changing cultural norms that support violence; and (7) victim identification, care and support.

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