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Evidence Review: A Summary of the Links between Intimate Partner Violence, Military Personnel and Veterans

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This evidence review synthesizes the available literature and data relating to linkages between intimate partner violence (IPV) and military active-duty personnel and veterans in relation to their perpetration and experiences of intimate partner violence. As part of this review the GBV AoR Helpdesk also explored data on military and mental health issues (such as substance use disorders (SUD), post-traumatic stress disorder (PTSD), traumatic brain injury (TBI) and other factors which may interplay with, or be exacerbating factors for, IPV. This review is based on rapid desk-based research using key relevant search words and terms. It is not intended to be exhaustive but to provide a summary of the available information which may be relevant and inform GBViE prevention and response programming.

The review begins with a condensed summary of the topline findings from the literature with synopses of the most key, relevant studies sub-divided by theme/focus. A summary of main findings and key implications for services follows. Finally, there is an annex with an annotated bibliography of further studies which may be of interest to practitioners and policy-makers who wish to take a deeper-dive into this issue.

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