“Interpersonal violence is violence that occurs between family members, intimate partners, friends, acquaintances and strangers, and includes child maltreatment, youth violence, intimate partner violence, sexual violence and elder abuse. Interpersonal violence is preventable, and has known risk and protective factors. Responsibility for addressing interpersonal violence rests clearly with society and governments.
Findings for the Western Pacific Region of the Global Status Report on Violence Prevention 2014 are presented below. By assessing violence prevention efforts globally and providing a snapshot of prevention and response efforts by country, the report is a starting point for tracking progress toward addressing the problems of interpersonal violence.
- Violence in the Western Pacific Region 2014”