The way gender-based violence is highlighted in the media you would be forgiven for thinking that these are one-off crimes committed by monsters. This is not the reality of gender-based violence.

Encouraging society to believe that only ‘beasts’ or ‘monsters’ terrorise, intimidate and abuse women means we are incredulous when ‘ordinary’ men are found guilty of these crimes.

Gender-based violence needs to be reported and understood within the context of what it actually is, a global phenomenon that is both a cause and consequence of gender inequality.

Read CRFR’s associate director Nancy Lombard‘s blog on the reality of gender-based violence on the CRFR Blog

And book your place on the Gender Based Violence Research Network June events – Children, child contact and domestic abuse


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