Since 2001, GVRN has been at the forefront of developing solutions to prevent gendered violence - one of the most prevalent human rights violations affecting our world today.
Our research explores the impact of gendered violence - also known as ‘gender-based violence’ or ‘gender-related violence’ - on all population groups, although studies clearly show that women and children are disproportionately affected.
The Convenor of the GVRN is Professor and Head of the School of Social Sciences, Jan Breckenridge.
Leveraging our research excellence and evidence-based insights into gendered violence, we contribute to making real-world impact on communities through our Gendered Violence & Organisations stream. This innovative, research-led offering incorporates tailored training and advisory services for employers wanting to address the significant effects of domestic, family and sexual violence on their employees and organisation.
- Contribute to the body of evidence addressing the causes, consequences and intervention strategies for gendered violence in Australia and internationally.
- Combine research excellence and practitioner knowledge to encourage innovation and good practice.
- Promote informed, evidence-based discussion of policy and practice with the goal to reduce and mitigate the harmful effects of gendered violence.
- Undertake rigorous and reliable multi-disciplinary research which focuses on ‘real-world’ outcomes.
- Prioritise engagement with key communities, especially service providers and service users.
- Incorporate victim and survivor voices into its research, particularly those from marginalised populations.
- Bringing together 50+ research affiliates across multi-disciplines
- Connecting 1,500 external members
- Assisted employers from 50+ organisations to address domestic, family and/or sexual violence in their organisations