Global Campaign for Violence Prevention June 2015

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Global status report on violence prevention 2014 – policy dialogues

Policy dialogues on the Global status report on violence prevention 2014 are taking place in some 15 countries around the world. Their aim is to identify, drawing on the findings of the report, concrete steps that governments and relevant non-government stakeholders can take in the next 4-6 years to strengthen capacity to prevent violence and provide effective services for victims. So far such policy dialogues have been held in Ecuador (26-27 March 2015) and Guatemala (21-22 May 2015). For more information, contact Dr Alexander Butchart (


Consultations on Draft Zero of WHO’s Global plan of action to prevent interpersonal violence are drawing to a close

Consultations on Draft Zero of the WHO global plan of action to strengthen the role of the health system in addressing interpersonal violence, in particular against women and girls, and against children are coming to a close with the last regional consultation for the WHO African Region to take place on 1-2 July 2015 in Harare, Zimbabwe. Consultations for the five other WHO Regions, which started at the end of February 2015, have now been held, as have a web-based consultation and two consultations at WHO-HQ, one for global stakeholders and the other for Member States. Useful suggestions on all sections of the draft plan were offered. Conclusions from the consultations are being compiled and will be used to prepare Draft 1 of the global plan of action once all regional consultations are complete. For further information,see: or contact Dr Alexander Butchart (


Expert meeting on standards of evidence for the global information system on violence prevention

27-28 May 2015, WHO-HQ, Geneva, Switzerland
Some 25 experts in research methodology and data synthesis from around the world met to discuss developing standards of evidence for a global information system on violence prevention currently under development by WHO and partners. This information system, which will be launched in late 2016, will synthesize and make available online high-quality global data on interpersonal violence and its prevention. For further information, contact Dr Christopher Mikton (


Manual on preventing youth violence to be launched in September 2015

Preventing youth violence: generating evidence and taking action – a manual is nearing completion and the final text is about to be sent to the graphic designer for lay-out. It will be launched during the 7th Milestones Meeting on 22-23 September 2015. For more information, contact Ms Berit Kieselbach ( or see:


WHO Regional Offices

European Region: Policy dialogues and trainings of trainers in Uzbekistan and Republic of Moldova
On 13-16 April 2015 in Uzbekistan and on 21-23 April 2015 in the Republic of Moldova, the respective governments hosted policy dialogues on child maltreatment prevention. Investing in children: the European child maltreatment prevention action plan 2015-2020 was presented during both policy dialogues, as was European facts and the Global status report on violence prevention 2014 with a particular focus on the country profiles for Uzbekistan and the Republic of Moldova. Attached to these events, WHO and the ministries of health in each country hosted trainings of trainers using TEACH-VIP materials as a basis, with the aim of strengthening health systems capacity in injury and violence prevention. For further information, contact Dr Dinesh Sethi (

Upcoming events


7th Milestones of a Global Campaign for Violence Prevention Meeting

22-23 September 2015, WHO-HQ, Geneva, Switzerland.
The theme of the 7th Milestones Meeting will be “What are the Sustainable Development Goals, how do they link with violence prevention, and how will they shape development cooperation?” Some 250 participants are expected to attend. Further details will soon be available on the following web-site. Register here to receive an invitation:


Sexual Violence Research Initiative Forum 2015 – Innovation and Intersections

14-17 September 2015 in Cape Town, South Africa.


14th International Society for the Prevention of Child Abuse and Neglect (ISPCAN) European Regional Conference on Child Abuse and Neglect

27-30 September 2015 in Bucharest, Romania.


10th ISPCAN Asia Pacific Regional Conference

25-28 October 2015 in Kuala Lumpur, Malaysia.



Updating of the Liverpool John Moores University (LJMU) and WHO Violence Prevention Evidence Base

The LJMU-WHO Violence Prevention Evidence Base has been updated with 67 studies from 2014, making for 584 studies in total from 2007-2014. It is now available in mobile-friendly and desktop versions, with a fresh new look that is easier to navigate. See:


Injuries and violence: the facts 2014

This new WHO publication provides select facts about injuries and violence based on recent data, who is at most risk, the consequences and costs, and specific prevention measures. See:


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. See:


Global strategies to reduce violence by 50% in 30 years: findings from the Global Violence Reduction Conference 2014

Can worldwide levels of interpersonal violence be cut by half in the next 30 years? This question was the theme of the Global Violence Reduction Conference 2014 held in September 2014 and jointly organised by the Violence Research Centre at the University of Cambridge and WHO. See:



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