16 Days of Activism against Gender-Based Violence – Day 9 – What is GBV?

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You cannot deny that you hear and see stories of misogyny and abuse against women every day in the news and on social media. You probably personally know more women that have experienced violence than you can count on your fingers. It is one of the ugliest parts of our social life – that fellow human beings are abused and discriminated against because of their gender, gender identity, gender expression or perceived gender. It may be physical, sexual, or psychological abuse.  We know these abuses happen more to Indigenous women and girls; Black and racialized women; immigrant and refugee women; members of 2SLGBTQQIA+, people with disabilities, and women living in Northern, rural, and remote communities. It is now the time we aid the younger generation and bring awareness of the matter. United! Let’s speak a little louder to help prevent and eliminate GBV.

References: https://women-gender-equality.canada.ca/en/commemorations-celebrations/16-days/about-16-days.html