Unpacking the Gendered Drivers of Violence Against Women tip sheet series

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These tip sheets have been designed to convey the complexity of what drives violence against women in an easy-to-understand resource.

This series is a great accompaniment for primary prevention practitioners to use in any setting.

The evidence base from Change the Story tells us that gender inequality creates the social conditions for violence against women to occur. There are four key expressions of gender inequality that have been found to predict or drive this violence.
  1. Condoning of violence against women
  2. Men’s control of decision-making and limits to women’s independence in public and private life
  3. Rigid gender stereotyping and dominant forms of masculinity
  4. Male peer relations and cultures of masculinity that emphasise aggression, dominance and control
To prevent violence against women, we must focus our efforts on addressing these drivers.

This tip sheet series provides:

  • an understanding of each gendered driver
  • examples of what each gendered driver can look like within different settings where people live, learn, work, socialise and play
  • an understanding of actions that will help prevent violence against women.

Ideas on how you can use this resource

  • Print and display the posters in your workplace – to request the print version of this resource, please email our Communications team.
  • Use this resource to start conversations with colleagues and community groups about the drivers of violence against women.
  • Share the tip sheets in your organisation’s newsletter.
  • Use this resource in a range of activities when delivering prevention of violence against women training.

Resource details

Resource type: Tipsheet
Download file type: 2 page PDF
Best print size: A4