Research Centres on VAW

Canadian Research Centres on Violence Against Women

Animal and Interpersonal Abuse Research Group (AIPARG) – conducts research on aspects of the intersection of abuse against people and animals


The Centre for Research & Education on Violence against Women and Children – London – based in the University of Western Ontario, the Centre is committed to the development and application of knowledge for the prevention of violence against women and children through promoting innovation, collaboration, and equality


The FREDA Centre for Research on Violence against Women and Children – Vancouver – committed to participatory action research, focused specifically on violence against women and children, and works in the interests of the community to end this violence


Interdisciplinary Research Center on Family Violence and Violence against Women (CRI-VIFF) – Montreal – contributes to knowledge advancement on family violence and violence against women


Muriel McQueen Fergusson Centre for Family Violence Research – New Brunswick – conduct and encourage practice and policy-relevant research on family violence and violence against women and children


RESOLVE: Research and Education for Solutions to Violence and Abuse – Alberta – a tri-prairie research network that co-ordinates and supports research aimed at ending violence, especially violence involving girls and women


RESOLVE: Research and Education for Solutions to Violence and Abuse – Manitoba – a tri-prairie research network that co-ordinates and supports research aimed at ending violence, especially violence involving girls and women


RESOLVE: Research and Education for Solutions to Violence and Abuse – Saskatchewan – a tri-prairie research network that co-ordinates and supports research aimed at ending violence, especially violence involving girls and women


International Research Centres on Violence Against Women

Australia

Australian Clearinghouse for Youth Studies, University of Tasmania. Some publications have focused on violence against young Australian girls


Australian Research Centre for Sex, Health and Society, La Trobe University


Australia’s National Research Organization for Women’s Safety (ANROWS), a not-for-profit established under Australia’s National Action Plan


Centre for Research Excellence, Victoria, Australia will lead research on the health effects of intimate partner violence, and how the health sector can respond


Centre for Women’s Studies and Gender Research, Monash University. Key research include primary prevention of family violence, which identify social responses to violence which tolerate violence against women


Gendered Violence and Abuse Research Alliance (GeVARA), School of Global, Urban and Social Studies, RMIT University. Network of applied researchers at RMIT to address issues including: domestic violence, family violence, violence against transgender women, rape and sexual assault, gender-based stalking, sexual harassment, trafficking, exploitation, sex discrimination, and same-sex violence


Gendered Violence Research Network (GVRN), UNSW, Sydney, Australia


Melbourne Research Alliance to End Violence against women and their children (MAEVe), University of Melbourne


Queensland Centre for Domestic and Family Violence Research, Central Queensland University – researches domestic and family violence prevention


Sexual Violence Research team, Australian Institute of Family Studies, the Australian Government’s key research body in the area of family wellbeing – includes research on primary prevention of violence against women and sexual violence


VicHealth (Victorian Health Promotion Foundation) conducts research on preventing violence against women


Violence Research and Prevention Program, Griffith University, Brisbane, Australia


United Kingdom

Centre for Gender and Violence Research, School for Policy Studies, University of Bristol, Bristol, England that researches violence against women and gender-based violence


Centre for Research on Families and Relationships – Research focus: gender-based violence and child protection. Based at the University of Edinburgh, with partners at the Universities of Aberdeen, Dundee, Glasglow, Glasglow Caledonian. Highlands & Islands, and Stirling, and Durham, UK


Child and Women Abuse Studies Unit, Centre for Independent Research, Evaluation, Training, Consultancy and Networking, London Metropolitan University, London, England


Child and Women Abuse Studies Unit (CWASU), London Metropolitan University. It is the only research unit in Europe that integrates a focus on all forms of violence against women, and child abuse


Durham Centre for Research into Violence and Abuse (CRiVA), School of Applied Social Sciences, Durham University, Durham, England


Gender Violence and Health Centre (GVHC) – multi-disciplinary research team with partners around the world including WHO, London School of Hygiene and Tropical Medicine, London. England.


Institute for Society and Social Justice Research, Glasglow Caledonian University, Scotland. The Violence, Crime and Justice Research group focus on gendered violence and risk assessment


The Scottish Centre for Crime & Justice Research, a collaboration between four Scottish Universities ( Edinburgh, Glasglow, Stirling, and Strathclyde). Some of their research include topics of the experiences of service providers working with girls and young women who have experienced trauma and victimization


Violence Research Centre, University of Cambridge conducts research to promote the understanding of the causes, consequences, and prevention of interpersonal violence


Violence & Society UNESCO Centre, based in Lancaster University, – collaborates with colleagues in the UK, the EU, and beyond including: Austria, Belgium, Denmark, Finland, France, Germany, Hungary, India, Italy, the Netherlands, Spain, Sweden and the US