Globally, almost one-third of women report experiencing intimate partner violence (IPV) at some point in their lives. Nearly 40 percent of all homicides of women are committed by an intimate partner. Yet little is known about how to reduce IPV.
On November 14, 2018, IPA hosted a breakfast and discussion on a joint IPV initiative with the International Rescue Committee (IRC). IPA Executive Director Annie Duflo introduced the program. Research lead Jeannie Annan (IRC, University of Chicago) provided an overview of this initiative and current work in Liberia and Uganda to identify and test methods for reducing IPV. Donald Green (Columbia University) joined her to share results of a randomized evaluation in Central Uganda measuring the impact of a mass video campaign designed to convince audiences to speak out when they learn of incidents of IPV.
Watch the event recording below: