The Multi-Country Study on the Drivers of Violence affecting Children: A cross-country snapshot of findings

M. Catherine Maternowska, Alina Potts , Deborah Fry

Research output: Book/ReportCommissioned report

Abstract

Vulnerability to violence evolves in complex socio-economic and cultural contexts. This locally driven research analyses how institutional, community, interpersonal and individual factors interact to affect violence in children’s lives. It also begins to identify pathways to better inform national prevention strategies. The study places age and gender at its center, focusing on girls and boys at different stages of the life course, from the very young to older adolescents. A cornerstone of the study is to link quality research, translating it into evidence, and turning evidence into effective and meaningful interventions. This snapshot provides insights to the complexities that surround violence. Understanding and responding to the political as well as community contexts in which violence occurs builds more meaningful responses. Country teams are now preparing to move to the field and test best approaches to violence prevention based on evidence and using data to drive change.
Original languageEnglish
Place of PublicationFlorence
PublisherUNICEF Office of Research – Innocenti
Number of pages8
Publication statusPublished - 2016

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