Violence against women is a serious abuse of human rights and an important public health problem that concerns all sectors of society worldwide. The objective of this study was to critically review and synthesize original research published between 2000 and 2010 focused on examining intimate partner violence (IPV) against women in Turkey. Several research databases were searched for journal articles published in English or Turkish and a total of 21 studies were identified for inclusion and further analysis. The present literature review revealed the ratio of IPV in Turkey reported by different studies ranged from 13 to 78 %. Results of this review emphasize that violence against women is an important issue in Turkey. Gathering data on the prevalence of IPV can serve to raise awareness on violence and provide baseline information for developing more effective preventive policies and programs.
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Guvenc, G., Akyuz, A. & Cesario, S.K. Intimate Partner Violence against Women in Turkey: A Synthesis of the Literature. J Fam Viol 29, 333–341 (2014). https://doi.org/10.1007/s10896-014-9579-4
- Intimate partner violence
- Domestic violence
- Spouse abuse
- Battered women