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Forms of Gender-Based Violence

Physical

Physical

Any act which causes physical harm as a result of unlawful physical force. Physical violence can take the form of, among others, serious and minor assault, deprivation of liberty and manslaughter.
Sexual

Sexual

Any sexual act perfomed on an individual without their consent. Sexual violence can take the form of rape or sexual assault.
Psychological

Psychological

Any act which causes psychological harm to an individual. Pyschological violence can take the form of, for example, coercion, defamation, verbal insult or harassment.
Economic

Economic

Any act or behaviour which causes economic harm to an individual. Economic violence can take the form of, for example, property damage, restricting access to financial resources, education or the labour market, or not complying with economic responsibilities, such as alimony.


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