Violence destroys the lives of millions of people throughout the world. Yet violence and its devastating impacts on individuals, families, communities and wider society can be prevented. The purpose of this website is to provide a violence prevention resource for policy makers, practitioners and others working to tackle and prevent violence.

The website includes three key areas, providing access to: abstracts of peer reviewed articles on violence prevention studies (Evidence Base); on-going violence prevention research trials (Trials Register); and, key publications and resources on violence prevention (News/Resources). Further, it provides access to the WHO Violence Prevention Information System (Violence Info) which collates published scientific information on the main types of interpersonal violence (including information on prevalence, consequences, risk factors, and prevention and response strategies). Each area can be accessed using the navigation bar above or below

Evidence Base

Abstracts of peer-reviewed articles on violence prevention.

Trials Register

Let us know about any violence prevention studies.


Key publications and resources on violence and prevention.

Violence Info

Access the WHO Violence Prevention Information System.