Workshop on Preventing Violence against Women and Children

When: January 27, 2011 - January 28, 2011 (8:00 AM Eastern)
Where: Kaiser Family Foundation • 1330 G Street, NW, Washington, DC 20005

Topics Global Health, Children and Families, Women's Health
Activity: Forum on Global Violence Prevention
Boards: Board on Global Health, Board on Children, Youth, and Families

Violence against women and children has far-reaching consequences, resulting in significant death and disability. As many as 6 out of 10 women face violence in their lifetimes, often from partners or other people they know. Well over 200 million children have been victims of sexual violence, and another 40-100 million face abuse and neglect in the home, and violence in their schools and communities. As well, violence against women and children perpetuates a cycle, putting survivors at risk of further violence. Prevention of violence includes not only creating a context in which it does not occur, but also interrupting this cycle.

Workshop Objective: To provide a comprehensive approach to the prevention of violence against women and children, focusing on early interventions.

Approach: Using an ecologic framework that focuses on points of primary, secondary, and tertiary prevention and intervention, this workshop will assess violence along the lifespan of women and children. Each level will present the evidence basis of prevention, successful strategies, and promising interventions or emerging research that can potentially be applied in global settings.

The workshop was free and open to the public. PowerPoint presentations and archives of the webcast can be found in the links on the right side of this page.

The workshop summary can be viewed online for free here.

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