Plan of Action for the Global Campaign for Violence Prevention launched
The World Health Organisation's Plan of Action for the Global Campaign for Violence Prevention (GCVP) 2012-2020 has been launched. It aims to unify the efforts of the main actors in international violence prevention and identify a small set of priorities for the field.
The plan focuses on interpersonal violence, which includes assault, rape, and homicide occurring mainly in community settings, and child maltreatment, intimate partner violence and elder abuse occurring mainly in the home and institutional settings.
The Plan's 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.