GWI instills change by contributing deep expertise; creating opportunities for learning; developing tools for training; and guiding a new generation to be leaders for gender equality on campus and around the world.    

Country- & Community-led Approaches

Violence against women exists in every country in the world and spans educational, economic, and cultural divisions. Violence comes in many forms, and is most frequently inflicted by family members or partners, but it also happens at the hands of strangers or authority figures.  Not only is violence against women a violation of universal human rights, it also poses severe health, economic, and social consequences for individuals, families, and ultimately, for society.   GWI designs effective and ethical data collection methodology; works with local leaders to modify and implement research projects; and trains new researchers on how best to gather data.