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Strengthening capacity for the prevention of family violence in low-income and middle-income countries
  1. Berit Sabine Kieselbach,
  2. Alexander Butchart
  1. Correspondence to Berit Sabine Kieselbach, WHO Department of Violence and Injury Prevention and Disability, World Health Organization, 20 Avenue Appia, CH-1211 Geneva 27, Switzerland; kieselbachb{at}

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The WHO, in collaboration with the Education Development Center, has developed two training packages covering child maltreatment and intimate partner and sexual violence to accompany its normative guidance on the prevention of family violence.1 2 The packages will help policymakers and programme planners improve their understanding of an evidence-based public health approach to preventing family violence and develop multisectoral policies and prevention programmes. They are also relevant to agencies that fund family violence prevention programmes. The target audience includes individuals working in sectors such as child protection, criminal justice, education, gender, health, social development and social welfare. The training packages have been field tested in over 10 countries in Asia, Africa, and Central and Latin America over the past year, and will be periodically revised to accommodate new research findings.

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