Infographic about Intimate Partner Violence

Intimate Partner Violence Infographic

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Prevent Intimate Partner Violence

When we teach skills and create the context for healthy relationships now, we create safer, healthier communities for everyone in the future.

1 in 4 women and 1 in 10 men have experienced contact sexual violence*, physical violence, and/or stalking by an intimate partner in their lifetime.

Among victims of contact sexual violence, physical violence, and/or stalking by an intimate partner, 26% of women and 15% of men experienced intimate partner violence for the first time before age 18.

Preventing intimate partner violence (IPV) is a priority for CDC.

Prevention is possible. You can help make it happen by changing the contexts and underlying risks that contribute to IPV in homes, schools, and neighborhoods.

CDC’s technical package helps states and communities use the best-available evidence to prevent IPV.

6 strategies to prevent IPV:

  • Support survivors to increase safety and lessen harms
  • Teach safe and healthy relationship skills
  • Engage influential adults and peers
  • Strengthen economic supports for families
  • Create protective environments
  • Disrupt developmental pathways toward partner violence

It is important to monitor and evaluate your efforts while the field of violence prevention continues to evolve.

Be part of the solution. www.cdc.gov/violenceprevention

Your prevention efforts can involve developing new partnerships & working across sectors. Including: Public Health, Government, Education, Social Services, Health Services, Business, Labor, Justice, Housing, Community Organizations, Media, and Domestic Violence Coalitions

ACT NOW! Use CDC’s IPV prevention technical package to begin or expand your efforts.

Find planning & prevention resources: www.cdc.gov/violenceprevention/ and vetoviolence.cdc.gov

* Contact sexual violence includes rape, being made to penetrate, sexual coercion, and/or unwanted sexual contact.

Page last reviewed: April 30, 2020