Topic 5 Settings of Gender Based Violence

Now that we have defined the different types we want you to think about the different settings or scenarios where Gender Based Violence can act:

Let’s see some of them:

It is any kind of Gender Based Violence against a person by someone who is or have been his/her intimate partner, or have had any other kind of sexual or affective relationship.

It is any kind of Gender Based Violence perpetrated by members of the same family, within the affective relationships of a family setting.

It is any kind of Gender Based Violence perpetrated at the workplace or during the working day.

It can adopt this forms:

  1. For sex or gender reasons: causing harm in the working field because of these reasons.
  2. Sexual harassment: any sexual behaviour without consent that attempts against someone’s dignity or create a humiliating, hostile or offensive environment.

It is any kind of Gender Based Violence perpetrated in a sphere related to her community or social surrounding.

Some examples are sexual harassment, sexual traffic and exploitation of woman and girls, feminine genital mutilation, forced marriages…

To end this unit, let’s rewind and remember what we kept in a safe place: your group definition of Gender Based Violence.

Let’s recover it:

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.