What is Violence Prevention?

22 Jun 2021

8pages PDF

What do we mean when we speak of preventing violence? This policy brief presents definitions of violence prevention as expressed by children, researchers, non-governmental organisations, government officials, development partners, donor agencies and a private sector partner. These definitions show that preventing violence is a collective, long-term undertaking that requires time, knowledge, energy and funds to redress poverty, inequality and prejudice. It will only be achieved when there are common goals and a shared commitment.