Intimate Partner Violence in Rural Communities: Perspectives from Key Informant Interviews

Publication Date: March 25th, 2024
Publication Type(s): Policy Brief
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Author(s): Fritz AH, Sheffield EC, Chastain PL, Henning-Smith C, Lewis V, and Kozhimannil KB

Intimate partner violence (IPV) is a public health problem that is exacerbated by social, community, and system-level factors, especially for rural people. Despite this, there is a dearth of policies and interventions responsive to the unique needs of IPV victims and survivors in rural places. This policy brief describes findings from interviews with key informants from IPV victim support and advocacy organizations, shedding light on distinct challenges faced by rural victims and survivors. It also highlights targeted opportunities for better supporting the health and safety of rural IPV victims and survivors.

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