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Intimate Partner Violence (IPV)

Drawing the Lines is a partnership of government, nonprofit, private, and academic initiatives spanning diverse communities. The shared goal is to prevent intimate partner violence (IPV). This website offers information and resources for professional support and help in Israel

What is intimate partner violence?

Intimate partner violence (IPV) is a phenomenon which occurs in the course of a relationship, when the couple separates, or after they have separated. It is a phenomenon that affects all communities our society. There are many types of IPV, but what they have in common are behaviors that are controlling, induce fear, demean the partner, and constrain her freedom of action and choice (the abused partner is most often a woman). Intimate partner violence takes a heavy toll on the victims, their families, and society at large. It is vital to identify and prevent this abuse.
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איך לזהות אלימות בזוגיות? How can I identify intimate partner violence? كيف نكشف عن عنف بين الازواج؟
איך לזהות אלימות בזוגיות? How can I identify intimate partner violence? كيف نكشف عن عنف بين الازواج؟

Do I need professional help?

How can I tell if it is time to seek professional assistance for myself or someone close to me?

There are behavior patterns typical to unhealthy relationships, which may indicate  violence or abuse. If you are concerned, we strongly recommend consulting a professional from the resources listed below.

First signs of violence:

  • Extreme mood swings – extreme changes in behavior and outbursts of rage
  • “Walking on eggshells” –behavior is constrained because of fear of the partner’s response
  • Duplicitous behavior – behavior is normative in the presence of others, but when the couple is alone, there are outbursts, rage, and controlling behavior
  • Unreasonable jealousy and suspicion – the constant need to know where the partner is, stalking, requesting continuous updates on every move.
  • Isolating a partner from family and friends – persuading the partner to sever ties with close friends and family and making it  impossible for the partner to spend time alone with friends and family.
  • Possessive and controlling behavior – placing restrictions on all activities – work and leisure, as well as access to money or  bank accounts.  Placing limitations on  activity in  social networks, choice of clothing, and other personal decisions.
  • Constant criticism, lack of appreciation, and disrespect –consistent accusations and criticism, unwillingness to accept that the criticism and disrespect are hurtful.
  • Threats of self-harm – Extreme separation anxiety, the relentless need to be together, and the threat of self-harm in the event of separation.

If one or more of these behaviors is familiar to you, or if, for any reason, you are  concerned about an  abusive relationship, we recommend contacting a professional for counseling and support. They will be there for you to listen, help you process your thoughts, and provide  support and assistance. The resources below will help you locate the relevant support and assistance.

Counseling and professional help

Search here for resources and services available in Israel for victims of Intimate Partner Violence and their family members
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Drawing the Lines is a diverse and inclusive  partnership of government ministries, public organizations, businesses, social organizations, foundations, researchers and activists, united in the mission to  prevent intimate partner violence.

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