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Key takeaways

Learning objectives check

In this session, you were able to identify common types, consequences, and patterns of VAW, with a focus on IPV.

Key takeaways

  • Women may experience different forms of violence across their lifetime, and more than one type (physical, sexual, emotional, economic) can occur at the same time.
  • VAW undermines women’s rights and has severe physical, emotional, social, and economic consequences for women, their children, families, communities, and societies. These consequences can be long term and cumulative.
  • Globally, women are more likely to be physically and/or sexually violated by their partners than by any other person.
  • IPV and child maltreatment in the home have multiple links, including shared risk factors, common social norms, common and compounding consequences, co-occurrence, an overlap in adolescence, and intergenerational effects.
  • Levels of IPV vary from country to country, region to region, and community to community.