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Washington University in St. Louis-Led Research Shows Preventing Intimate Partner Violence in Humanitarian Settings Asks For Multipronged Approach

Intimate partner violence is pervasive in humanitarian settings and its impacts are far-reaching, finds a new study from the Brown School at Washington University in St. Louis.

“We demonstrated that intimate partner violence was significantly associated with a range of adverse health and non-health impacts for individuals and family members,” said Lindsay Stark, a professor at the Brown School.

Stark has spent more than 20 years leading applied research with operational agencies such as UNICEF, the International Rescue Committee and the Women’s Refugee Commission. Her research evaluates interventions to reduce violence, abuse and exploitation of women and children.

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