Years ago Intimate Partner Violence (IPV) was referred to as spousal abuse or “wife beating.” It was changed to Intimate Partner Violence (IPV) as a way of acknowledging that there are many forms of abuse, and they occur in relationships between partners; all genders and sexual orientations, married or not.
In this assignment, you will have an opportunity to learn about the common characteristics of intimate partner violence in male-female relationships across cultures using . I have uploaded a copy of this WHO document entitled “Intimate Partner Violence.pdf” in the Session 12 module just below this assignment, just in case the URL doesn’t work.
- Why isn’t intimate partner violence always physical? (4-points)
- Why should you not assume that if a woman really wanted to leave an abusive relationship, she would? (4-points)
- What are 4 individual factors that increase the likelihood of a man committing IPV against a female partner? (4-points)
- Which of the 2 examples of norms and beliefs that support violence against women resonates most for you? Why? (4-points)
- What were your thoughts about IPV before this assignment? In what way did your opinion change? What factors most significantly influenced your opinion? (4-points)
[Please note that your responses to #1-#4 should be based on the content in the article. I am only asking for your opinion in #5.]