Prevalence of Violence in Adolescents’ Relationships

No. of pages: 40

Publication date: 2013

Author: UNFPA

Despite some of the achievements, problem related to gender inequality still persist at a wide scale in the Kosovar society. One of the most problematic areas pertaining to gender relations is linked to gender based violence, which is evidenced to begin very early in the lives of Kosovo youth. Until recently, in Kosovo most of the studies on partner violence were focused mainly on married or cohabiting couples, however, with few initial on violence in schools but missing studies including individuals in nonresidential dating relationships, the relationship type that is most common during early adulthood. Given the higher prevalence of partner violence among young adults, adolescents are a crucial group for study and intervention. Patterns of conflict that precipitate domestic violence in the adult years may start in adolescent dating experiences.