Globally, between 15-71 percent of women will experience physical and/or sexual abuse from an intimate partner at some point in their lifetime. Too often this preventable form of violence is repetitive in nature, occurring at multiple points across the lifespan. The prevalence of intimate partner violence is on the higher end of this spectrum in East Africa, with in-country demographic and health surveys indicating that approximately half of all women between the ages of 15-49 in Uganda, Kenya, and Tanzania having experienced physical or sexual abuse within a partnership.
It is now widely accepted that preventing intimate partner violence is possible and can be achieved through a greater understanding of the problem; its risk and protective factors; and effective evidence-informed primary, secondary, and tertiary prevention. To that end, on August 11-12, 2014, the Institute of Medicine's Forum on Global Violence Prevention, in a collaborative partnership with the Uganda National Academy of Sciences, convened a workshop focused on informing and creating synergies within a diverse community of researchers, health workers, and decision makers committed to promoting intimate partner violence-prevention efforts that are innovative, evidence-based, and crosscutting. This workshop brought together a variety of stakeholders and community workers from Uganda, Kenya, and Tanzania to engage in a meaningful, multidirectional dialogue regarding intimate partner violence in the region. Preventing Intimate Partner Violence in Uganda, Kenya, and Tanzania summarizes the presentations and discussion of the workshop.
Table of Contents
|2 Intimate Partner Violence in East Africa||7-18|
|3 The Intersection of IPV and HIV||19-24|
|4 Responding to Intimate Partner Violence and Its Consequences||25-42|
|5 Community Intervention Efforts to Reduce IPV in the Region||43-56|
|6 Connecting Research, Practice, and Policy||57-60|
|7 The Way Forward||61-66|
|Appendix A: Workshop Statement of Task||67-68|
|Appendix B: List of Speakers and Their Presentation Titles by Chapter||69-72|
|Appendix C: Workshop Agenda||73-84|
|Appendix D: Workshop Speaker Biographies||85-94|
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