Information on Gender-based Violence and Specialized GBV services provided by UNHCR partners.
What is Gender-based Violence (GBV)?
Gender-based violence (GBV) is violence committed against a person because of his or her sex or gender. It involves forcing another person to do something against his or her will through violence, coercion, threats, deception, cultural expectations, or economic means.
Gender-based violence can include sexual, physical, mental and economic harm inflicted in public or in private. It also includes threats of violence, coercion and manipulation. This can take many forms such as intimate partner violence, sexual violence, child marriage, and so-called ‘honor crimes’, etc.