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Manuel Eisner gives keynote at 7th WHO Milestones of a Global Campaign for Violence Prevention Conference

The conference discussed the implications of the UN 2030 Agenda for Sustainable Development for Violence prevention across the world. In his presentation Manuel Eisner emphasized the necessity to integrate violence prevention into all systems including urban planning, governance, health, education, and technology policy. He also emphasized the need to develop strategies that broadly address multiple outcomes related the child’s wellbeing.

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How to Reduce Homicide by 50% in the Next 30 Years

Is it possible to significantly reduce interpersonal violence in a single generation? Prof. Manuel Eisner believes that the answer is yes. In "How to Reduce Homicide by 50% in the Next 30 Years", an article written in collaboration with @InstitutoIgarape, he presents some of the basic reforms to be conducted in order to effectively reduce the homicide rates.

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How to reduce violence globally?

Leading experts in violence prevention have shared their most recent findings on best practices in violence reduction at the Global Violence Reduction Conference 2014. Watch the plenary lecture videos online and learn more about the key recommendations for policy-making to reduce violence by 50% in the next 30 years.

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Violence Prevention Alliance

The Violence Research Centre works with the WHO and other partners in the Violence Prevention Alliance to prevent violence through scientifically credible strategies. Find out more about evidence-based approaches to violence prevention on the Violence Prevention Alliance website.

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Report "Global Strategies to Reduce Violence by 50% in 30 Years"

“2015 is a chance to change history”, said UN Secretary-General Ban Ki-moon, referring to the post-2015 development agenda. This includes a chance to revolutionise our approach to violence. The report "Global Strategies to Reduce Violence by 50% in 30 Years" documents that, for the first time ever, policy makers, stakeholders and researchers are beginning to believe that we can find better ways everywhere to protect children from physical and sexual abuse, women from intimate partner violence, and young men from premature death and injury in drug wars and alcohol-related fighting.

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Our research is based on an approach which combines theoretical findings with empirical data. We work closely with academics and policy-making institutions, both nationally and internationally, to disseminate our research and promote the debate on violence prevention.

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The Violence Research Centre (VRC) conducts research to promote the understanding of the causes, the consequences, and the prevention of interpersonal violence. The VRC takes a strong interest in advancing quantitative methodologies for the study of violence and conducts longitudinal studies, experimental studies, programme evaluations, epidemiological surveys, and cross-national comparative studies. The research is done in close cooperation with leading experts from academia, policy-making institutions and civil society organizations.

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