Facts: Intimate Partner Violence for the World Report on Violence and Health

General Material

"One of the most common forms of violence against women is that performed by a husband or intimate male partner. Although women can be violent in relationships with men, and violence is also found in same-sex partnerships, the overwhelming health burden of partner violence is borne by women at the hands of men."

This fact sheet pulls from selected national studies to describe the global epidemic of intimate partner violence in the following categories:

  • The Extent of the Problem
  • The Consequences of Intimate Partner Violence
  • What are the Risk Factors for Intimate Partner Violence?
  • What Can be Done to Prevent Intimate Partner Violence?