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Governments must do more to address interpersonal violence

Butchart, Alexander; Mikton, Christopher; Krug, Etienne


Alexander Butchart

Etienne Krug


The Global status report on violence prevention 2014,1 jointly published by WHO, UNDP, and the UN Office on Drugs and Crime, was launched on Dec 11, 2014. For the first time, it assesses 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 relevant laws, and providing victim services.

Journal Article Type Article
Publication Date Jan 1, 2014
Journal The Lancet
Print ISSN 01406736
Publisher Elsevier
Peer Reviewed Peer Reviewed
Volume 384
Issue 9961
Pages 2183-2185
APA6 Citation Butchart, A., Mikton, C., & Krug, E. (2014). Governments must do more to address interpersonal violence. Lancet, 384(9961), 2183-2185.
Keywords global, violence, prevention
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