Gender Violence is a core topic in Gender Studies. Precisely in this field, EU-Latin American exchange can be extremely profitable: how is gender violence represented and perceived in different contexts? Representations and images about violence against women are not only related to cultural traditions, but also to the role that the mass media plays in the construction of messages. About perceptions of violence against women is important to take into account the analysis of the role played by the media in two different ways: the treatment of gender violence, frequently associated with gender-stereotyped accounts; as well as the construction of symbolic violence (Segato, R. 2005). What is the articulation between the social perception and the measures that are taken by the different authorities in the different countries? How can the topdown and the bottom– up approach be combined in the analysis of and the fight against gender violence? The issue of Homophobia and the policies concerning Lesbians and Gays rights in the two continents and in the specific countries are, of course, included in the topic of Gender Violence.