Aiming for Prevention: International Initiatives

Aiming For Prevention logoMedical Voices Against Violence
Project overview

IPPNW's "Medical Voices Against Violence" project features stories of personal experiences with violence, especially gun violence, from IPPNW members - doctors, nurses, medical students and and other heath professionals. They reveal the human costs of violence, and the stories also include motivations for oining IPPNW and working to prevent violence.

Violence prevention advocates are often criticized for the failure to make their message simple and relevant to the public and policymakers, and to show the suffering to individuals, families, and communities caused by violence. Illustrating the human face of violence can be a powerful tool to mobilize others to prevent violence. IPPNW's One Bullet Story has been a successful program about gunshot victims and the range of human and economic costs.

The objective of Medical Voices Against Violence is to further educate about the human dimensions of violence, especially how it has affected members of the medical community in their work and their personal lives. We hope it will encourage our members and others to work against violence and for peaceful conflict resolution.

Videos and stories

IPPNW medical professionals tell their stories about their experiences with violence.

Add your voice to this project: submission formats

This is an ongoing project and if you would like to help collect stories, this flyer has all the relevent information.

Video: 30 seconds to 3 minutes in Windows media or other computer-readable format.
Voice / audio recording: 30 seconds to 3 minutes. Please include a photo of yourself in JPG format.

For additional on this project, please contact Aiming for Prevention Coordinator Maria Valenti.