Types of Gender Based Violence

Violence against women can fit into several broad categories. These include violence carried out by individuals as well as states. Some of the forms of violence perpetrated by individuals are:

as well as harmful customary or traditional practices such as

There are forms of violence which may be perpetrated or condoned by the government, such as

violence by the police and authoritative personnel; stoning and flogging.

Many forms of VAW, such as

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