Management of the Problem of Intimate Partner Violence: From Understanding to Empowering Women

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บุหงา ตโนภาส

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           Intimate partner violence (IPV) is serious and a widespread public problem worldwide that violates basic human rights. Understanding the issues related to IPV will guide prevention and long term care. This article provides the meaning and typology of IPV, risk factors, protection factors, the impact of IPV and the prevention of IPV. The prevention of IPV consists of three levels. Primary prevention is to prevent the IPV situation occurring. Secondary prevention aims to prevent the repetition of IPV situation such as screening and managing the risk factors of IPV. Finally, tertiary prevention focuses on preventing death, trauma, disability and treats   the impact of the violence. Empowerment through thinking and the decision making process by women should be addressed when supporting her in surviving violence.Additionally, the autonomy of the abused woman should be respected. The goal of all strategies for helping women who suffer from IPV are reducing short-term and long-term consequences, helping women to be safe and gain power to create sustainable change for ending the violence.

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