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Gender-based violence


INTRODUCTION  Gender-based violence remains a deep-rooted problem in South Africa and other African countries. Gender-based violence is violence that is directed at an individual based on her or his biological sex or gender identity.  CAUSES OF GENDER-BASED VIOLENCE  What are the major causes of gender-based violence? Misusing alcohol and other

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What Is Sexual And Gender Based Violence – And What Can We Do To End It?

What is Sexual and Gender Based Violence? According to the United Nations Refugee Agency (UNHCR), Sexual and Gender Based Violence (SGBV) is, “physical and emotional violence—in the form of force, coercion, threats, and deception – against another because of their sex or gender”. Many victims and survivors of SGBV are

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What is breast ironing and what are its consequences?

WHAT IS BREAST IRONING? Breast ironing, also known as breast flattening, is a process that involves pounding or beating a young girl’s breast using hard or hot objects. Breast ironing usually begins with the onset of puberty. It is done to prevent, or reverse breast growth. The United Nations (UN)

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