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In April 2007, WHO held an expert meeting on preventing intimate partner violence and sexual violence. WHO produced a background paper for the meeting. The paper explores what can be done to prevent violence against adolescent and adult women that occurs within intimate relationships, and sexual violence that occurs outside intimate relationships.

In a public health framework, primary prevention means reducing the number of new instances of intimate-partner violence and sexual violence by intervening before any violence occurs. Program and research in primary prevention has lagged efforts in secondary and tertiary prevention, which focus on people who are at risk or already have suffered violence. This background paper helps to close that gap and is the basis for a guideline on intimate partner and sexual violence prevention currently being prepared by WHO, CDC, and the London School of Hygiene and Tropical Medicine.

 Primary prevention of intimate-partner violence and sexual violence: Background paper for WHO expert meeting May 2–3, 2007

This VAWnet report provides an overview of the research on effective prevention programs.

Prevention of Domestic Violence and Sexual Assault

An educational booklet written by Cordelia Anderson of Sensibilities, Inc., that provides information on sexual violence among school aged youth. The following is a tool to get people who work with children and youth talking about sexual violence. It provides basic information useful for anyone who works with children or youth.

Prevention and Intervention of Sexual Violence in Schools: Talking about “It”

Targeted towards development assistance agencies, United Nations organizations, governments and nongovernmental organizations, the document highlights how the health, psycho-social, and economic consequences of violence impede development.

It identifies the gaps - and the many strengths - in current development agency violence prevention priorities and proposes a strengthened agenda for more effective violence prevention. It also puts forward concrete proposals to build up the institutional foundations necessary for violence prevention at both national and international levels.

Preventing violence and reducing its impact: how development agencies can help

NSVRC's debut newsletter! Featured inside: American Indians' Inspiring Approach, Coalition Spotlight, NSVRC Library... and more.

The second volume for this NSVRC publication! Featured inside: Talking to Men About Rape, Blind Reporting, VAWNet, Coalition Spotlight... and more.

The third volume for this NSVRC publication! Featured inside: Working with Men to Prevent Sexual Assault, Women of Color - SCESA, SAAM Campaign, VAWNet... and more.

The fourth volume for this NSVRC publication! Featured inside: Working Together And/ Or Apart, Prevalence of Rape by Clergy and Others, SAAM 2003... and more.

The fifth volume for this NSVRC publication! Featured inside: A Trip to the Rape Capital of the World, OCR Issues Decision in Harvard "Corroboration Rule" Case, Focus on Clergy Misconduct. Putting a Face to Rape. Six Elements to Public Advocacy . . . and more

The sixth volume for this NSVRC publication! Featured inside: Kobe Bryant and Our Cultural Attitudes About Rape, Crime Victims Remain Oppressively Burdened, “A Day to End Sexual Violence” . . . and more

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