Intimate Partner Violence

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Cook: "I don't want him to know I even called. You know what I'm saying? That's the thing. That triggers him when he knows I called. He tears the stuff up in my house.” Operator: “We'll tell them, but they're still going to contact you." Cook: "He's already tried to kill me three times. I'm really just fed up with this. I can't keep moving and changing my life because of this [expletive].” Cook: “I’ve been going through this for five years with him. It’s still the same thing. I have complaints. If you look up my name, you’ll see there are a hundred thousand complaints, but ain’t nobody doing nothing.” Operator: “When was the last time you called police?” Cook: “Umm, two weeks ago, and they just tell me not to open my door. And all that.”…show more content…
The highest prevalence rate is 65.6% in the central region of Sub-Sahara Africa and lowest in eastern region of Asia with a 16.3% prevalence rate. Even at the lowest rate of occurrence, it can be seen as one in every ten women is being abused by their intimate partner. A Study on Factors Linked to IPV Understanding the reasons behind domestic violence can bring about predictors and help provide solutions for future education and deterrence. Intimate partner violence is not a one dimensional subject, most often, a victim is not being abused by a partner out of just emotional outbursts—there are many more factors that come into play when it comes to domestic violence. Abramsky et al., interviewed a total of 24,097 women from 10 different countries using standardized questionnaires—the countries of Bangladesh, Ethiopia, Japan, Namibia, Peru, Republic of Tanzania, Samoa, Serbia, Montenegro and Thailand. The questions asked were in regards to IPV with the women’s past and present partners, “whether they experienced specific violent acts, and if so whether this had happened in the 12 months preceding the survey” (Abramsky et al., 2011). The women’s answers were compared to one another for analysis and risk factors were deduced from associations within the answered surveys. Factors such as low levels of education (from both the victim and the partner), history of abuse of the

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