Researching Violence Against Women and Girls (VAWG) is tough, it can be lonely and sometimes it feels as though there are so many obstacles and challenges that the research will never happen. The VAWG Research Network aims to bring together researchers providing opportunities to meet regularly, share ongoing, completed and planned research in a supportive environment. Over time we hope researchers from the network will work together to apply for funding, share data and develop new research. Most importantly the VAWG Research Network aims to provide safe spaces to work together, we are stronger together.