Children experience violence in a complex range of ways. Increasingly, though, research provides evidence of effective strategies to prevent this violence. Reflecting both of these points, Psychology, Health and Medicine published a Special Issue in March 2017 – Know Violence in Childhood: A Global Learning Initiative.
Leading researchers and practitioners from diverse disciplines and countries held a series of meetings for the Know Violence in Childhood Global Learning Initiative. (The photograph above shows participants at the March 2016 gathering in London.) The Special Issue summarises important evidence reviewed through the course of the initiative, including a paper by Loraine Bacchus and Manuela Colombini – Exploring opportunities for coordinated responses to intimate partner violence and child maltreatment in low and middle income countries: a scoping review – of the Gender, Violence and Health Centre (GVHC).
Overall, the articles make a strong case for policies and investments with the potential to end violence in childhood.
Other papers by GVHC members of the Know Violence initiative include:
- Kelly Clarke, Pravettha Patalay, Elizabeth Allen, Louise Knight, Dipak Naker, Karen Devries (2015) Patterns and predictors of violence against children in Uganda: a latent class analysis
- Heidi Stöckl, Bianca Dekel, Alison Gehring, Charlotte Watts and Naeemah Abrahams (submitted) Perpetrators of child homicide globally
- Karen Devries Louise Knight, Max Petzold, Katherine R Gannett, Lauren Maxwell, Abigail Williams, Claudia Cappa, Ko Ling Chan, Claudia Garcia-Moreno, NaTasha Hollis, Howard Kress, Amber Peterman, Sophie D Walsh, Sunita Kishor, Alessandra Guedes, Sarah Bott, Betzabé Butrón, Charlotte Watts, Naeemah Abrahams (under review) Who perpetrates violence against children? A global systematic analysis of age and sex specific data