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Gender-Based Violence Consortium

Gender-based violence (GBV) is understood as violence that results in physical, sexual or psychological harm or suffering, based on a person’s gender, where coercion, or arbitrary deprivations of freedom occurs in public or private life. Gender is complex and a multi-level cultural construct structured by intersecting identities. GBV occurs in Utah, from campus to the broader community, taking the form of incidents and patterns of violence toward intimate (or ex) partners, sexual assault, dating violence, stalking, abuse, and human trafficking. The creation of a consortium is central strategy to engage communities to improve health and quality of life through research, knowledge creation and information sharing.

Therefore, the University of Utah's Gender-Based Violence Consortium brings together an interdisciplinary team of scholars representing multiple colleges across campus at the University of Utah. The Gender-Based Violence Consortium is an interprofessional collaboration, a campus scholarly network that embodies an academic commitment to sharing knowledge, supporting longterm collaborations through research hubs, creating programming, sharing teaching, and responding to gender-based violence in Utah.

The University of Utah’s Gender-Based Violence Consortium vision is to increase public recognition of GBV, deepen public knowledge of GBV and violence through research innovation and collaboration, create research communities, and facilitate teaching innovation regarding GBV.


Annie Fukushima
School of Cultural and Social Transformation
Ethnic Studies
Project Owner

Yoshimi Anzai
School of Medicine
Radiology & Imaging Sciences

Kathleen Franchek-Roa
School of Medicine

Leslie Halpern
School of Dentistry
School of Dentistry

Antoinette Laskey
School of Medicine

Richard Medina
College of Social and Behavioral Science

Heather Melton
College of Social and Behavioral Science

Jessie Richards
David Eccles School of Business

Sonia Salari
College of Social and Behavioral Science
Family And Consumer Studies

Project Info

Funded Project Amount

consortium, gender-based violence, intimate partner violence, domestic violence, human trafficking, sexual assault, sexual violence, discrimination, abuse, systemic violence, research, teaching, interprofessional collaboration

Project Status
Funded 2020
Last Updated: 5/21/21