How intimate partner violence affects quality of life
This poster sets out the ways in which intimate partner violence (IPV) creates fear for women which impacts their quality of life.
This poster was developed as part of ANROWS-funded research entitled Defining quality of life indicators for measuring perpetrator intervention effectiveness (McLaren et al., 2020). This study investigated how women’s quality of life as a victim-centred and victim-reported outcome measure could be used in evaluation of the effectiveness of male perpetrator interventions. The study found that women experienced a broad range of fears when experiencing IPV which impacted on their quality of life.
The different categories of women’s fears unpacked visually on this poster are:
- fear in response to women’s imagined futures
- fears about physical safety of self or others
- fears related to formal systems and processes
- fear associated with discursive power
- socio-economic fears
- fear and uncertainty
- socio-emotional fears.