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PROBLEM-SOLUTION PAPER 2 Introduction Intimate partner violence (IPV) is a burden on numerous sectors of the social system. Intimate partner violence has, over time, become one of the most critical issues that affect millions of families globally. The perpetrators of IPV cost the country fortunes in terms of healthcare, lost labor, law enforcement, as well as general development. These costs do not just affect the present generation; a simple act of violence extends to other members of the family or the community, thus affecting future generations as well. Intimate partner violence can be described as the misuse of power by one adult in a relationship to exert control over another. In essence, IPV entails establishing control and fear in a relationship through violet acts or other forms of abuse. Therefore, IPV can be physical, emotional, psychological, social, sexual, or financial. Studies indicate that women are more likely to experience intimate partner violence compared to men. In the same vein, women stay longer in violent relationships compared to men. The identification of all cases of IPV is particularly tricky since most of the cases are unreported. In the United States, IPV is especially prevalent among black women in African American neighborhoods. As such, there is a need to understand the prevalence of IPV against black women, and the adverse impacts on society, to develop a feasible solution towards IPV. The Problem Intimate partner violence against black women is a serious emerging problem in the United States, more so in the African American neighborhoods. According to the Advocates for Human Rights (2013), intimate partner violence is not only a crucial societal issue but also a violation of fundamental human rights. Sadly, the number of women who experience IPV in the United States is four times that of men (Lopez et al. 2011). Based on a report by the World Health Organization (cited in the Advocate for Human Rights (2013)), intimate partner violence affects about 30% of women globally. IPV is more rampant among black women in that, four out of every balck women is abused by an intimate partner (Green, 2017). The rate of abuse among black women is higher compared to whites, Latinas, and Asian women. Based on psychological abuse, black women also account for the highest percentage among the rest of the women. Their partners humiliate, insult, and control them both in private and in public settings. As for sexual violence, more than 20% of black women experience sexual assault in their lifetime. Lastly, ore black women face the risk of being killed by their significant other. According to a 2015 Violence Policy Center report, black women were more likely to be killed by their parners comoared to whites and Hispanics. The reasons why black women suffer disproportionately from intimate partner violence are complex. Notable, racism and sexism are the most significant problems and obstacles that African American women face. Nevertheless, black men and women
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