UNDERSTANDING THE INTIMATE PARTNER VIOLENCE (IPV) IN PAKISTAN

 
 
 
(Last Updated On: August 23, 2022)

Intimate partner violence (IPV) is a global human rights issue and central to the achievement of Sustainable Development Goals (SDGs) 31 & 52. It is mostly considered as a peripheral issue of the broader gender based violence (GBV) discourse and hence not comprehensively examined. Women are no-doubt the primary victims of the IPV, however no or least attention has been paid towards examining its impact on both men and women from human rights perspective. The multi-dimensional and intricate nature of the issue, coupled with lack of cross-sectional and rights-based analysis of actors and factors associated with the issue makes it extremely challenging for the development practitioners to understand its prevalence and take appropriate evidence-based programming actions to reduce its impacts on the marital and family relationships.

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