• VAW stands for VIOLENCE AGAINST WOMEN
  • GBV stands for GENDER-BASED VIOLENCE
  • SGBV stands for SEXUAL GENDER-BASED VIOLENCE

These violent acts are primarily or exclusively committed against women or girls. Such violence is often considered a form of hate crime, committed against women or girls specifically because they are female. Such violence may arise from a sense of entitlement, superiority, misogyny or similar attitudes in the perpetrator, or because of his violent nature, especially against women.

Some of the forms of violence: rape, domestic violence, sexual harassment, acid throwing, reproductive coercion, female infanticide, prenatal sex selection, obstetric violence, mob violence; harmful customary or traditional practices such as honor killings, dowry violence, female genital mutilation, marriage by abduction and forced marriage.

There are also forms of violence which may be perpetrated or condoned by the government, such as war rape; sexual violence and sexual slavery during conflict; forced sterilization; forced abortion; violence by the police and authoritative personnel; stoning and flogging.

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Many forms of VAW, such as trafficking in women and forced prostitution are often perpetrated by organized criminal networks.

If you want to make a change, connect with a local Nonprofit Organisation that provides any of the below GBV-related services. Get to know them and provide them with support, funding and resources:

  • Shelter
  • Trauma Counselling
  • Rape Counselling and Reporting
  • Baby Safes
  • Family Planning
  • Legal Aid
  • Advocacy
  • Research

The Nonprofit landscape has dedicated and skilled counselors, advocates, activists, lawyers, social workers and trained professionals that create proposed bills, whitepapers, bill amendments, action plans, programmes and resources for the VAW landscape daily – support them so that when they sit at Government tables, they can better support you!

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