Violence and injuries

Violence and unintentional injuries cause a significant amount of deaths, human suffering and disability in the WHO European Region every year, accounting for almost 530 000 deaths (5.7% of all deaths) and 9.4% of all disability-adjusted life years (DALYs) in 2015. Injury and violence remain the leading causes of death in young people aged 5-49 years in the Region. To reduce the burden of violence and unintentional injury, WHO/Europe advocates the use of a public health approach.

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Orange the World: 16 Days of Activism Against Gender-based Violence

The international campaign “16 days of Activism against Gender-based Violence” starts on 25 November 2019, International Day for the Elimination of Violence against Women, and will continue until 10 December 2019, Human Rights Day.

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Best practices for urban and rural speed limits

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Video – Prevent child abuse and neglect

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53%

of all deaths from violence and unintentional injuries are caused by self-harm, road traffic injuries and falls in the WHO European Region.


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