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Gender based violence

gender based violence (GBV) is a violation of human rights. It can include issues faced and perpetrated by both men and women. Violence perpetrated can include, sexual, physical, psychological social and even financial means of “control”. Women and girls are the vast majority of victims and survivors.

Sexual abuse

occurs when someone is coerced or trapped into taking part in any type of sexual activity without their consent.


Whilst this resource specifically explores the South African perspective, there are wider generic themes that have emerged which will have resonance with women globally. We have included the resource below as an example to explore in starting your own exploration of these issues.

Resource Title
World Health Organisation

Learning outcomes

While this resource is specific to the South African context, there are wider generic themes that have emerged and will have resonance with women globally.

By completing this resource you will be able to:

  • To develop an understanding of the support needs of women in South Africa who have experienced sexual violence

This resource was developed by:

Content authors: Julie McGarry, Bertha Moreoagae Randa, Heike Bartel, Kathryn Hinsliff-Smith and Gill Langmack.

Narrators: Gill Langmack

Project mentor: Richard Windle

Project developers: Amanda Hill and Michael Taylor

Funders: University of Nottingham Global Challenges Research Fund (GCRF)

Acknowledgements: This resource is the culmination of collaboration with South African partners, specifically:

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