Unit 1 Manhood and violence
20 Topics | 20 Quizzes

Return to Topic 2: So… What is GBV? II

In 1993, the United Nations General Assembly adopted the Declaration on the Elimination of Violence against Women. The Declaration defines violence against women as “any act of gender-based violence that results in, or is likely to result in, physical, sexual or psychological harm or suffering to women, including threats of such acts, coercion or arbitrary deprivation of liberty, whether occurring in public or in private life”.

According to the UN, the term Gender Based Violence is used to distinguish common violence from that one which isagainst a person or a group of people because of their sexual orientation, sexual identity, sex or gender”.

It is a common agreement that Gender Based Violence is a serious violation of human rights.