Gender Inequality and Family Violence
Violence against women is a cause and consequence of gender inequality. Family violence is the most pervasive form of violence against women, and is a violation of human rights. Gender equality is not merely about an equal ratio of men and women in positions of power, nor is it only about equal pay. While these are important quantifiable outcomes and will go some way in facilitating equality, there is a need to transform societal norms, practices and structures that perpetuate and enable harmful gender stereotypes.