Violence and Gender Relations: Contexts and Consequences of Violence Against Women and Men, Virage
Violence is a heterogeneous phenomenon that must be described in its full complexity and diversity. The aim is thus to establish a typology of forms of violence that will serve to distinguish victims' situations according to the type, frequency, context and consequences of the violence to which they are subjected. As the survey covers both men and women, this typology will provide a means to determine the degree of similarity and difference between the experiences of men and women as victims of violence. By identifying the gender of the perpetrators, the survey will also seek to describe the violence committed by men and by women and to place the study of violence in the context of gender relations.
Particular attention will be paid to studying victims' trajectories. How does violence alter victims' health and well-being, educational, employment, affective and sexual trajectories?
An other purpose is to fill the knowledge gap in certain areas, such as violence in the workplace, and to target minorities such as migrants, homosexual persons and disabled persons.