• Terms of Reference:
    • Women who have experienced violence are never responsible for the perpetrator’s behaviour
    • Perpetrators of violence against women must be held accountable for their actions
    • Existing power imbalances perpetuate violence against women
    • Violence and abuse against women and children reflects and reinforces the power imbalance between men and women. It is an expression of women’s disadvantaged status, and a coercive tool used to maintain a circumstance of male dominance and control
    • Violence and abuse serves to control women and protect male power, as evidenced by the fact that the overwhelming majority of victims are women while offenders/perpetrators are most often, though not exclusively, men