Cash transfers and intimate partner violence

Intimate partner violence (IPV) is the most pervasive form of violence globally, with one in three womenphysically or sexually abused by a partner in her lifetime. IPV has multiple malign consequences for the physical and mental health of women, as well as a range of adverse effects on their children. While these consequences are well documented, there is less evidence on the effectiveness of policies and programs in reducing IPV in the developing world.

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