Gender Based Violence

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Peacebuilding Theme Name: Gender Based Violence


GBV directs here.

Editor's Note: The definition of GBV needs updating and clarification.


From The United Nations Population Fund Website:

"Violence against women and girls is one of the most prevalent human rights violations in the world. It knows no social, economic or national boundaries. Worldwide, an estimated one in three women will experience physical or sexual abuse in her lifetime.

Gender-based violence undermines the health, dignity, security and autonomy of its victims, yet it remains shrouded in a culture of silence. Victims of violence can suffer sexual and reproductive health consequences, including forced and unwanted pregnancies, unsafe abortions, traumatic fistula, sexually transmitted infections including HIV, and even death."

Projects seeking to address Gender Based Violence work to further gender equality and women’s empowerment and to address the physical and emotional consequences of violence.

Projects Addressing Gender Based Violence