Intimate partner violence

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High cost to households and communities

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Nata Duvvury, Aslihan Kes, Swati Chakraborty, Noni Milici, Sarah Ssewanyana, Frederick Mugisha, Winnie Nabiddo, M.A. Mannan, Selim Raihan, Simeen Mahmud, and Rahma Bourqia, Kamal Mellakh, Ibenrissoul Abdelmajid, Mhammed Abderebbi, Rachida Nafaa, Jamila Be

ICRW and its partners, Bangladesh Institute of Development Studies (BIDS), Economic Policy Research Centre (EPRC) in Uganda and Hassan II University in Morocco, with support from UNFPA, undertook a three-country study in Bangladesh, Morocco and Uganda to estimate the economic costs of intimate partner violence at the household and community levels, where its impact is most direct and immediate. The focus on intimate partner violence was motivated by the fact that this is the most common form of violence against women. A household and community level analysis helps to shed light on intimate partner violence’s relationship to both household economic vulnerability and the extent to which scarce public resources for essential health, security and infrastructure services are diverted due to such violence.