Mental Health, Violence and Injuries

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The Mental Health, Violence and Injuries Programme supports governments and their partners in developing and implementing strategies to prevent and mitigate the consequences of violence, injuries, and disabilities including blindness. The programme contributes to the improvement of the quality of life of populations in Member States through promotion of Mental Health.


Sexual and intimate partner violence affects millions in Africa

Sexual and intimate partner violence affects millions in AfricaBrazzaville, 5 January 2015 -- In the African Region, one in five girls have been sexually abused during childhood, with estimates from some countries placing that proportion closer to one in three. This startling statistic is highlighted in the newly released Global status report on violence prevention 2014.
 
The report – the first of its kind – features data collected from 27 countries in the African Region and around the world. It highlights some of the key strategies for preventing sexual and intimate partner violence by promoting gender equity, creating a climate of non-tolerance for violence, and starting prevention efforts at a young age.