GWI strengthens the case for change by producing quality research; developing a strong knowledge base about the causes of violence and gender inequality; and identifying effective solutions to improve conditions for women and girls
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.