Launch of the Global status report on violence prevention 2014


Launch of the Global status report on violence prevention 2014

Dear violence prevention friends and colleagues,

We are delighted to announce that on 11 December 2014 the WHO/UNDP/UNODC Global status report on violence prevention 2014 will be launched at a high-level event to take place in Egmont Palace, Brussels, hosted by the Government of Belgium on behalf of WHO. Should you have received this notice already, please ignore this message and accept our apologies for the cross-posting.

For the first time ever, the Global status report on violence prevention 2014assesses national efforts to address interpersonal violence, which includes child maltreatment, youth violence, intimate partner violence, sexual violence, and elder abuse. It identifies gaps in violence prevention and suggests how to fill them. It does so by describing the extent to which 133 participating countries covering 88% of the world’s population are collecting data on interpersonal violence, implementing violence prevention programmes, enacting and enforcing violence prevention laws, and providing services for victims.

The launch event will last from 11h00-16h30. It will include a policy discussion and review of the report’s findings in the morning, and three interactive, technical panel discussions in the afternoon that will examine the report’s implications for violence prevention work at national, regional and global levels.

If you would like to join us for this launch event please save the date of 11 December 2014, and reply as soon as possible to Claire Scheurer (scheurerc@who.int) indicating that you plan to attend and would like to receive a formal invitation.

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