Domestic abuse is both a cause and a consequence of gender inequality.

Understanding gender as the central factor in domestic abuse enables us to develop services sensitive to the differing needs of individuals affected by domestic abuse. Assumptions that men and women’s experiences are equivalent will not achieve equality of outcome.

This briefing sets out the evidence to support the benefits of a gender-based approach and the debate that challenges it.

Read the briefing: Domestic Abuse and Gender Inequality: An overview of the current debate

” A gender-based analysis of violence against women is not only consistent with the vast body of evidence on the problem but far and away the most promising theoretical framework for moving the global response from intervention to prevention.” Professor Evan Stark, author of Coercive Control: how men entrap women in personal life , and Leverhulme Trust-funded visitor to CRFR.

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