[T]ransport and workplace death and injury have annual tolls supported by extensive research and elaborate legislative insurance schemes, while violence against women does not.
Would it surprise you to know that there is a gender bias in who dies?
That’s right. Men die more on the road and at work.
And women – who die at home and on the street – simply do not count enough to count.
Until we start investing in regular data recording of death and injury of women, we will not change rates of violence in this country. Tolls are essential prevention infrastructure. Monitoring and accountability drives reform.