What Difference Does Peace Make? Intimate Partner Violence and Violent Conflict in Northern Ireland

Dr Jessica Doyle and Professor Monica McWilliams have published an article with SAGE Publishing and Violence Against Women, entitled 'What Difference Does Peace Make? Intimate Partner Violence and Violent Conflict in Northern Ireland'.

This article investigates how the transition from violent conflict to peaceful political settlement has shaped intimate partner violence (IPV) in Northern Ireland focusing on three issues, which are policing, paramilitarism, and firearms. It does so on the basis of comparative analysis of interview findings with more than 100 women victims of IPV from across Northern Ireland conducted at two junctures: first in 1992 during a period of violent conflict, and later in 2016 at a time of enduring peace. The findings trace the changes that have occurred across these areas and highlight any problems that remain in the post-conflict environment.

You can view the publication here.