Changing the Way We Talk about Gender-Based Violence

A protest against male violence against women with signs that say "together we can end male violence" Ehimetalor Akhere Unuabona/Unsplash

An academic researcher explains the real-world impact of how researchers and the media choose to talk about gender-based violence and offers recommendations for the future.

“Gender-based violence is a ‘wicked social problem’ that’s defined as difficult or impossible to solve because of its prevalence, cost, harm and complicated solutions. The immediate causes of gender-based violence stem from individual actions, but it is as much, or more, about what we believe and tolerate as a society.”