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A Brief Guide to Initimate Partner Violence (July 2015)

This briefing is one of an occasional series which explore topics of current interest and provides an introduction to concepts and current thinking. It specifically looks at the scale of the problem of intimate partner violence and abuse against women, at how we can explain and understand the underlying causes, and at the impact that it has. It also draws upon scientific evidence for ways to effectively prevent, identify and reduce intimate partner violence and abuse. The interventions discussed may, where highlighted, also be applicable for violence perpetrated on men and those in same-sex relationships. This briefing also covers interventions to support children exposed to intimate partner violence and abuse.