WHO (2014). Global Status Report on Violence Prevention. World Health Organization, Geneva.
Violence shatters lives. Around the world almost half a million people are murdered each year. Beyond these deaths, millions more children, women and men suffer from the far- reaching consequences of violence in our homes, schools and communities. Violence often blights people’s lives for decades, leading to alcohol and drug addiction, depression, suicide, school dropout, unemployment and recurrent relationship difficulties. In crisis and conflict-affected countries, violence can hamper recovery and development efforts by exacerbating societal divisions, perpetuating crime, and in some cases leading to the recurrence of war.
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