Limiting Violence and Intimidation - For Practitioners - Violence Prevention Steps


Heidi Burgess


Violence Prevention Steps

Preventive Diplomacy and International Violence Prevention has a long list of possible responses to early warning, keyed to the conflict stage. Different responses are appropriate when the conflict is just emerging than when it is escalating, has reached a stalemate, or is in a de-escalation or settlement stage.

Violence Prevention Options for the Conflict Emergence Stage

If violence occurs, even after prevention efforts have been attempted, they need to be limited and/or stopped as quickly as possible. Strategies for doing this are discussed in the next section on Peacemaking and Peacekeeping Strategies.