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Measuring the harms of interpersonal violence

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This systematic review aimed to review the research evidence on the mental health impacts of interpersonal violence


A systematic review and meta-analysis with involvement of a Survivor Panel.

Summary of Findings

201 studies were included with 250,599 women. We found a high prevalence of interpersonal  violence in the past year and across women’s lifetimes, and increased likelihood of multiple mental health outcomes.


We are now working with the review’s Survivor Panel to develop a resource that encourages researchers to fill important research gaps relating to the social, relational and wellbeing impacts of violence.

Our Partners

St George’s University of London

St George’s University of London


Anglia Ruskin University