Aiming for Prevention: International Initiatives
Medical Voices Against Violence
IPPNW's new "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. We will use these stories to educate others about the human
costs of violence via IPPNW's "Aiming for Prevention" campaign, and
to advocate for violence prevention using a public health approach.
prevention advocates are often criticized for the failure to make their message
simple and relevant to the public and policymakers, to show the suffering to individuals,
families, and communities caused by violence, and to talk about people rather
than weapons. 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.
objective of our new initiative 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
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.
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