Forms of Gender Based Violence Against Women

In our previous article, we were able to understand the recently and globally accepted definition of violence, and how it can be identified by any member of society. And armed with this knowledge, it can be predicted that many more will speak up against the violence that they can identify.

Despite the fact that men are a vast majority of violent crimes and homicides, by strangers, women are far more likely to be killed by someone they already know. According to the GLOBAL STUDY ON HOMICIDE (Gender-related killing of women and girls) by the United Nations Office on Drugs and Crime (UNODC), Women killed by intimate partners or family members account for 58 percent of all female homicide victims reported globally in 2017. Below are the statistics of gender-based homicide, also known as femicide.

It is unfortunate that the signs are recognised tracing back after femicide is committed and it usually is not the first criminal act of violence against these victims. A pattern of other Gender Based forms of violence can be traced out. Gender based violence is experienced by all genders and for the next few articles we will be focusing on Gender Based Violence Against Women. These are its various categories.

  1. Intimate Partner Violence
  2. Sexual Violence and Harassment
  3. Human Trafficking
  4. Female Genital Mutilation
  5. Child Marriage

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