The Gendered Violence Research Network (GVRN) is a joint initiative of UNSW Arts, Design & Architecture and UNSW Law & Justice. Our network unites UNSW’s significant domestic and international research expertise to respond, prevent and end gendered violence in Australia and beyond.

GVRN is at the forefront of developing solutions to prevent gendered violence – one of the most prevalent human rights violations affecting our world today. 

Although studies clearly show that women and children are disproportionately affected, our research explores the impact of gendered violence – also known as ‘gender-based violence’ or ‘gender-related violence’ – on all population groups.

Co-convenors - Professor Jan Breckenridge, Head of UNSW School of Social Sciences. A new co-convenor will be announced soon.

About us & our network


For further information about GVRN, our services and how we can tailor our services to the specific needs of your organisation, please contact:

Mailin Suchting 
Manager, Gendered Violence Research Network, UNSW
T: +61 2 9065 8339