Intimate partner violence1 (IPV) occurs in all settings and among all socioeconomic, religious and cultural groups.
How does intimate partner violence occur?
Intimate partner violence (IPV) is abuse or aggression that occurs in a romantic relationship. “Intimate partner” refers to both current and former spouses and dating partners. Physical violence is when a person hurts or tries to hurt a partner by hitting, kicking, or using another type of physical force.
Which country has the highest rate of intimate partner violence?
New Zealand Shows that New Zealand has the highest rate of reported intimate partner violence in the developed world. WHO multi-country study on womens health and domestic violence against women: initial results on prevalence, health outcomes and womens responses.