The psychosocial challenge of Gender Violence:

Cross-cultural Evidence for its Prevention and Educational, Social and Health Responses.

(Reference: PID2020-116658GB-I00)


Gender Violence (GBV) is a serious social and health problem.
This project is focused on primary, secondary, and tertiary prevention.

The project affects primary, secondary and tertiary prevention. Primary prevention is essential to avoid GBV.

Secondary and tertiary prevention are necessary for early detection, victim support, and rehabilitation of perpetrators. The project is organized in three sections and 11 studies, some of them cross-cultural, carried out in 4 countries: Colombia, Chile, Mexico, and Spain

The first section (primary prevention) on dating violence comprises studies that analyze the predictor variables for victimization/aggression and their cultural differences.

A second section (secondary prevention) includes studies that identify the barriers/facilitators that health professionals face to detect GBV (training, beliefs, empathy, or dehumanization).

The third section (tertiary prevention) consists of two areas of analysis with GBV victims and perpetrators. The longitudinal study with GBV survivors analyzes the relationship between social support, response to violence, health, and well-being. The study with batterers aims to analyze emotional, cognitive, and contextual aspects that increase the possibilities of rehabilitation and social integration of aggressors.

The expected results will support the knowledge and design of prevention actions at each level. We expect to strengthen our international network by working with other researchers in Spain, the USA, and Latin America in studies on the prevention of gender-based violence

The main researchers of the project (MRs) are Silvia Ubillos Landa and José Luis González Castro from the University of Burgos (Spain).

To carry out the project, a research and work group composed of…

Research staff from 11 different institutions in Spain, Colombia, Chile and Mexico.

National Research Team

National and International Research Team