Violence and Injury Prevention

16 Days of Activism Against Gender Violence

The link between child maltreatment and intimate partner violence

Fact 8: Men who were victims of child maltreatment are three to four times more likely to perpetrate intimate partner violence.

Studies suggest that exposure to violence during childhood increases the likelihood of men perpetrating violence against intimate partners by 3 to 4-fold, compared to men who are not exposed to violence as children.