5 Things About gender-Based Violence

Gender-based violence (GBV) is a major human rights issue that mostly affects girls and women around the world, regardless of class, race, age, sexual orientation, disability status, or culture. GBV remains a serious global concern, despite modest advances in the battle for gender equality.

Here are some valuable insights you need to know about GBV

  • About 66 percent of women in Dhaka’s urban slums face physical or sexual violence at the hands of their husbands. Concern works with both men and women to advocate changes in conventional gender norms and practices. This can lead to a shift in behavior and encourage men and boys to be more courteous and nonviolent.
  • Concern’s team in some countries employs these tactics to promote more egalitarian roles in the family. They try to urge men to emphasize their responsibilities as caretakers and change agents. Engaging with families and training men in alternative coping mechanisms such as nonviolent communication and conflict resolution can frequently break the cycle of violence.
  • Marital rape is the most common type of sexual abuse. Many cultures still believe that forced sex within marriage is permissible, but rape is defined by an action, not by the identity of the perpetrator or the survivor. Concern has created a program called Umodzi, which means ‘together,’ in order to prevent intimate partner violence.
  • Families seeking dowry payments and attempting to cut their food bills are forcing more women and girls into early and forced marriages. Food scarcity leads to increasing gender-based violence. Women may be forced to sell sex in order to survive, and financial hardships. Which can lead to violence.
  • Abuse is something, that no one deserves. It’s crucial to remember that women are the victims of intimate partner violence. They want to leave the relationship in order to protect themselves and their children. Women are also discouraged from leaving abusive relationships due to shame and remorse, a lack of safe housing, or the stigma associated with divorce.

Without these issues, Gender-based violence includes forced marriage, female genital mutilation, cyber assault, and emotional, verbal, and psychological abuse.