WHO Report on Preventing IPV & SVPreventing intimate partner and sexual violence against women: Taking action and generating evidence, the excellent new report from the World Health Organization,  identifies the value of primary prevention strategies:

The primary prevention of intimate partner and sexual violence is likely to save lives and money – investment to stop intimate partner and sexual violence before they occur is crucial as this will protect and promote the well-being and development of individuals, families, communities and societies.

The definition of the public health approach used in this report examines many perspectives on prevention including gender-based, human rights and criminal justice approaches.
While the report shows a limited number of “evidence-based” prevention strategies (none are identified to prevent sexual violence), by highlighting promising efforts and describing approaches to measure prevention efforts, this report is a valuable tool to help point the way to build the prevention knowledge in the coming years.
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