Intimate Partner Violence
Intimate partner violence (IPV) is defined as emotional, physical or sexual abuse, stalking or coercive control between current and former spouses or partners and dating partners. IPV is also known as domestic violence or for adolescents and young adults, as dating violence.
The overwhelming global burden of IPV is borne by women. About 35% women worldwide are affected, and each year there are over 10 million victims. Half of all female homicides are committed by intimate partners.
We chose to take this topic on because IPV is a pervasive public health problem due to its high prevalence, and the numerous acute and chronic mental and physical health conditions associated with it. We believe that appropriate and ethical use of technology can facilitate faster detection of high-risk IPV women and those most in need of intervention.