Lion survives on flesh n blood not because of its own power but 'cause of the fear others have for it.
Perpetrator and victim both are not equally culpable. It is the fear in victim, which provokes violence in the assailant, and the victim is punished suitably for the provocation subsequently.
Only way to end violence is: Howsoever weak, always go down fighting. Not for the life, fight for the pride ('herd' may be more appropriate here) and against injustice.