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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.
occurs when someone is coerced or trapped into taking part in any type of sexual activity without their consent.
|World Health Organisation|
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
Acknowledgements: This resource is the culmination of collaboration with South African partners, specifically:
- Sefako Makgatho Health Sciences University
- TEARS foundation
- Human Science Research Council (HSRC) in South Africa
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