Prevention Institute is a member of the WHO’s global Violence Prevention Alliance (VPA), a network of WHO Member States, international agencies and civil society organizations working to prevent violence. VPA participants share a public health approach that targets the risk factors leading to violence and promotes multi-sectoral cooperation. Participants are committed to implement the recommendations of the World report on violence and health.
Violence Prevention through Multisectoral Collaboration: Globally, communities and countries are developing partnerships across sectors to effectively and efficiently prevent violence. Though there are challenges to multisector collaboration, it is becoming increasingly clear that the benefits far outweigh them. With support from the Violence Prevention Alliance and Global Partnership to End Violence Against Children, Prevention Institute developed this resource to offer PI’s Collaboration Multiplier as a tool for those wanting to initiate or advance multisector efforts to prevent violence, particularly in low- and middle-income countries. The brief uses the public health, criminal justice, social service and education sectors as examples of multisector players who have a role in preventing violence.