Many people  deal with the effects of intimate partner sexual violence (IPSV). When one partner in an intimate relationship exerts unwanted sexual pressure or control over another, this is called sexual coercion. It’s a sort of domestic abuse that can have serious long-term consequences for the victim’s health.

While dealing with IPSV, primary prevention is essential. This entails doing something to stop violence before it happens. Education and awareness-raising efforts, encouraging healthy and respectful relationships, and addressing detrimental attitudes and behaviours that lead to violence are all effective ways to accomplish this goal.

The role of men in preventing IPSV is crucial. As males make up the vast majority of sexual assault offenders, it falls on men to shoulder the burden of accountability and take the necessary steps to end sexual violence against women. Consent and healthy relationship education, opposing harmful gender norms and attitudes, and promoting gender equality are all ways that people may do this.

IPSV is a serious problem that must be addressed since it is a violation of human rights and can have severe effects on those who are victimised by it. The effects on one’s mental and emotional health can be devastating and long-lasting. Loss of productivity and higher healthcare expenditures are only two of the broader social and economic effects of IPSV.

We need to break the silence that has surrounded IPSV. By bringing attention to the problem, we can reduce the stigma and shame that keep victims from coming forward. If victims of IPSV choose to come forward, we must listen to them and give them the resources they need to heal and go on with their lives and this article there are some great tips for Dr Moreland.

IPSV is a critical problem that calls for immediate attention. Everyone of us, and especially Aussie men, need to step up and do what we can to stop it. It’s crucial that we have open conversations about IPSV, that we confront harmful beliefs and practices, we call out sexism in all interactions, Australian men can interrogate one’s attitude about gender, masculine norms and stereotypes and we can be allies by empowering and encouraging men to work as facilitators or educators in the prevention of sexual assault is an important avenue to speak directly with men.


Allan Ball MBSW

Director White Ribbon Australia. Executive and Non-Executive Director.

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