Gendered Violence Prevention

Let’s chat about terminology – is it Prevention of Violence against women (PVAW) or Gendered Violence Prevention (GVP)?

You might have noticed the term “Gendered violence prevention” (GVP) being used more recently.

GVP is an all-encompassing term to highlight all forms of gender-based violence including behaviours such as dating violence, physical and sexual violence, image-based abuse and sexual harassment. Gender-based violence includes violence against young and adult women, as well as violence experienced by lesbian, gay, bisexual, Trans, intersex and queer (LGBTIQ) people.

In acknowledging this terminology, it is critical to remember that violence against women is the most common form of gender-based violence in Australia and is typically perpetrated by a current or former intimate, male partner. 

Kate Graham, CEO, Gippsland Women’s Health

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