Today is the International Day for the Elimination of Violence against Women. Eliminate. Stop. End. Fight against. What is the problem with this language and our current approach to ending violence against women? The issue is that this is a deficit, problem-focused model of action. It focuses on the negative and is reactionary. I believe that to create a world beyond violence, we need a fundamental paradigm shift in the way we understand and respond to violence against women. Access the full article.