Unit 1 Defining GBV and its context

Learning Objectives

By the end of this Unit, learners are expected to

  • Define “gender” and differentiate it from “sex
  • Recognize different types of violence
  • Provide a comprehensive definition of gender-based violence
  • Understanding the concept of intersectionality
  • Distinguish between normal  and abusive behavior
  • Analyze misconceptions and myths surrounding GBV

Key words

Gender- based violence

Abusive behaviors


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Gender-based violence is a phenomenon that concerns individuals and groups of people, particularly reflecting social stereotypes against equal rights. Furthermore, GBV has a significant harmful impact on its victims. This unit aims to raise awareness and foster equality, through understanding the roots and forms of violence. Defining the problem is the first step for the solution