Factors that Contribute to Risks and Vulnerabilities associated with IPV in Immigrant and Refugee Communities

This infographic shows some global factors that contribute to the risks and vulnerabilites that are associated with intimate partner violence in immigrant and refugee communities.

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Factors that Contribute to Risks and Vulnerabilities associated with IPV in Immigrant and Refugee Communities

  • Post-migration strain and stigma
  • Stress associated with migration
  • Geographic and social isolation
  • Changes in husband and wife’s socioeconomic statuses
  • Power imbalances between partners
  • Change in social networks and supports
  • Loss of culture, family structures, and community leaders
  • Economic insecurity resulting from non-recognition of professional/educational credentials
  • Acculturation level
  • Change in gender roles and responsibilities
  • Unresolved pre-migration trauma

This infographic emerged from Issue-Based Newsletter 26: Intimate Partner Violence Against Immigrant and Refugee Women.