Adolescent Intimate Partner and Sexual Violence: Reviewing the Evidence and Identifying a Way Forward presented by Rebecca Lundgren, Director of Research for the Institute for Reproductive Health at Georgetown University on March 22.
Intimate partner violence (IPV) and sexual violence (SV) are widespread among adolescents and place them on a lifelong trajectory of violence, either as victims or perpetrators. The aim of this review was to identify effective approaches to prevent adolescent IPV and SV and to identify critical knowledge gaps.
Presentation includes research in Ethiopia on the connection between child marriage, couple communication, and intimate partner violence.
Presentation summary of the journal article, "Child marriage and intimate partner violence: a comparative study of 34 countries" which uses DHS data to conclude women who marry as children are more likely to experience IPV globally and that national age of marriage laws may not be sufficient.