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School of Politics and Global Studies

Arizona State University

P.O. Box 873902

Tempe, AZ 85287-3902

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Gendered Violence Research Network

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The Gendered Violence Research Network (GVRN) at Arizona State University aims to explore gendered violence – also known as gender-related or gender-based violence – as an expression of power and control over individuals or groups because of their gender.

We use the broad term ‘gendered violence’ to reflect its impact on all population groups, although it is clear that women and children are disproportionately affected.

Our research interests span sexual assault, rape, domestic violence, family violence, child sexual abuse and adult survivors, sexual harassment, sexual misconduct, gendered misconduct, image-based abuse, lateral violence, trafficking for domestic and sexual slavery, and girl child infanticide. These abuses can occur in private contexts such as the immediate family and extended family networks, as well as in community settings and intrastate or interstate conflict.