This page provides some context on gender-based violence (GBV), which is necessary to understand in order to adequately prevent GBV. As such, this section encompasses:
Gender Identity Terms
Terms and definitions relating to gender identity that may be helpful to refer to within this website’s discussion on GBV.
Defining Gender-Based Violence
The different contexts and ways GBV can manifest, an overview on dominant definitions of GBV, and the implications of the varying definitions of GBV when addressing GBV.
Why Gender-Based Violence Occurs
Why GBV occurs, with attention
to its relationship with patriarchy.
Trauma and Violence-Informed Approaches
Trauma and violence-informed approaches to helping victims of GBV.
Reading recommendations in the case that one is interested in learning more about the topics introduced in this website.