Making the connection
Intimate partner violence and violence against children in Eastern Europe and Central Asia
This UNICEF and UNFPA sponsored advocacy report examines the intersections between intimate partner violence and violence against children. Analysis of data from seven countries in Europe and Central Asia - Albania, Belarus, Kazakhstan, the Kyrgyz Republic, Moldova, Turkey and Ukraine – reveals both the co-occurrence of violence in the home as well as the inter-generational transmission of violence which translates into children who experience or witness violence being more likely to replicate it in their adult lives.
The trauma of violence is grave and long-lasting. Prevention strategies can break the cycle of violence through early childhood development investments, transformation of negative social and gender norms and investment in multi-sectoral support and care services.