Lesson 1, Topic 1
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Gender-Based Violence

Gender-Based violence refers to “harmful acts directed at an individual based on their gender.”

GBV is rooted in gender inequality, which is the abuse of power and harmful behaviors that males feel they are “allowed” to do because their culture allowed it. The norms of his culture were taught to him by example by the males around him. For example, a father might encourage his son to be sexually active and be proud of his son’s conquests, while the same father will tell his daughter that she should be ashamed if she is sexually active. Father to son, father to daughter, gender inequality is passed down from generation to generation.

Gender-based violence (GBV) is a serious violation of human rights and a life-threatening health and protection issue.

Gender inequality is a serious violation of human rights and prevents women from reaching for highest well-being.

Types of Gender-Based Violence

  • Physical violence.
  • Verbal violence.
  • Psychological violence.
  • Sexual violence.
  • Domestic violence in intimate relationships.
  • Harassment, stalking, and sexual harassment.
  • Socio-economic violence.

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