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Laurie Ball Cooper, Elizabeth Levy Paluck & Erin K. Fletcher

In: The SAGE Handbook of Gender and Psychology

Chapter 22: Reducing Gender-Based Violence

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Reducing Gender-Based Violence
Reducing Gender-Based Violence
Laurie Ball CooperElizabeth Levy PaluckErin K. Fletcher

Gender-based violence (GBV) is physical, psychological, or sexual violence perpetrated against anindividual or group on the basis of gender or gender norms. The majority of victims of GBV arewomen, but many victims of GBV are male. Gay, bisexual, and transgendered individuals are oftentargeted due to their perceived failure to conform to societal gender norms (Stemple, 2009). Formsof GBV include, but are not limited to: economic violence (a form of psychological violence);intimate partner violence (‘IPV’); sexual abuse; sexual assault and rape; violencearising from traditional practices such as dowries and female genital mutilation; honor killings;trafficking in human beings for purposes of sexual exploitation; forced prostitution; sexualharassment and intimidation; and bullying based on failure to conform ...

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