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.