Gender-based Violence (GBV) is an umbrella term for any harmful act that is perpetrated against a person’s will, and that is based on socially ascribed (gender) differences between males and females. Evidence suggests that the use of rape as a method of warfare has increased in recent years in conflict-affected areas.
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Worldwide, 35 percent of women have experienced either physical or sexual intimate partner violence or non-partner sexual violence as of 2013.
Reference: UN Women, Facts and Figures: Ending Violence against Women. 2013.