Violence against women is a human rights and social justice issue that calls for social policy interventions. Nevertheless, contesting violence against women has been disproportionately addressed throughout the world. To examine how and why these variations in response efforts exist in different environmental contexts, policy researchers have studied the factors most likely to lead to government interventions and social policy changes to combat this social problem. Notably, policy research has aided in identifying how social policy development is often initiated. It also has explored the impact of individuals’ engagement in social action.