Violence is a preventable epidemic. We can halve global violence by 2030.

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In partnership with national governments, international organizations, civil society, and city authorities, Pathfinders' Grand Challenge on Halving Global Violence seeks to accelerate delivery of peace-related SDG targets (SDG16.1). Our bold ambition and steadfast commitment: to reduce global violence by half by 2030.

  • Task Force on Halving Global Violence

    The Task Force aims to increase ambition, attention, and successful tools to halve global violence. It is comprised of high-level co-chairs, members, and expert advisors. Pathfinders' manages two initiatives, GENSAC and Peace in Our Cities, that help turn the Task Force's recommendations into action – and in turn inform the work of the Task Force.


    Gender Equality Network for Small Arms Control (GENSAC) harnesses the strength of women leaders and allies for small arms control, conflict prevention, violence reduction, and sustainable development.

  • Peace in Our Cities

    Peace in Our Cities, a network of cities, community-based organizations, and international partners, is a platform that champions bold urban violence reduction goals and actionable ideas to achieve them.


  • Cost of Violence Study – Switzerland

    The aim of this report is to document the prevalence of interpersonal violence and its associated costs in Switzerland, and to identify policies, programs, and recommendations to address the economic impact of violence in the country.

  • Halving Global Violence Task Force: Second Meeting

    In September of 2022, the Halving Global Violence Task Force met for the second time in Geneva, Switzerland to further develop a plan to halve global violence by 2030.

  • Men and Masculinities in GENSAC

    Dr. Mia Schöb and Dr. Henri Myrttinen write about the links between men, masculinities, and small arms – in particular, guns.

  • Domestic Violence and the COVID-19 Pandemic

    People-centered justice approaches were needed before and during the COVID-19 outbreak and will be essential for a just and equitable global recovery.



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