Launch of Plan of Action for the Global Campaign for Violence Prevention (GCVP) for the period 2012-2020

Global Campaign for Violence Prevention

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.

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 which address parenting, life-skills, social norms, alcohol, the risks of firearm-related deaths and injuries, and services for victims. These strategies have the potential to prevent multiple types of violence.

The target audience for this Plan of Action is the global violence prevention community, including governments, United Nations and official development assistance agencies, philanthropic foundations, nongovernmental organizations and academic institutions.

For more information and to download the Plan of Action, visit: http://www.who.int/violence_injury_prevention/violence/global_campaign/en/.

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