Gender-Based Violence in Men: Facts and Professional Perspectives

Introduction Gender-based violence (GBV) is a pervasive global issue that primarily affects women. However, it is important to acknowledge that men can also be victims of GBV, although their experiences often go unnoticed or underreported. This essay delves into the often-overlooked issue of GBV in men, providing facts and professional insights, with references to support the discussion.

Defining Gender-Based Violence in Men

GBV, often synonymous with violence against women, encompasses various forms of violence and discrimination targeted at individuals because of their gender. While GBV disproportionately affects women and girls, men can experience it as well. GBV against men includes physical violence, emotional abuse, sexual assault, and controlling behaviours. These forms of violence can occur in various contexts, such as intimate partner relationships, families, workplaces, and communities.

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