Violence is a hidden plague. It has a major impact on public health, particularly in low-income countries. The traumatic experiences caused by violent conflicts mark people for life. The project investigate what impact violence has on mental health, on public health, and on the economic situation of an entire country. We want to choose countries such as Colombia, Mexico, South Africa, and Sierra Leone as representative examples for the research, also to find out how violence could be effectively prevented.
Cover Photo Credit: Policía Nacional de los colombianos, Flickr, CC-BY-2.0
Cover Photo Caption: Police displaying seized weapons and ammunition of Colombian guerilla forces FARC