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Preventing Gender-Based Violence Means Starting at the Source

In recent years, social media discourse has started to shift the public conversation on sexual assault. Everyday, new posts go up reinforcing the idea that sexual violence is not a result of how a woman acts or dresses, but the actions of predators. However, despite societal changes that are starting to emphasize men’s culpability for …

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Building Safe Spaces: Understanding the barriers in accessing gender-based violence support for trans individuals

Building Safe Spaces: Understanding the barriers in accessing gender-based violence support for trans individuals

People experiencing gender-based violence (GBV) face many barriers in leaving an abusive relationship. From fear of retaliation to financial and societal pressures, a variety of factors can complicate this already difficult situation. Although anti-GBV organizations are on the frontline of providing support to those experiencing abuse and alleviating these concerns, there is still significant work …

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What is Psychological Abuse?

Often when we talk about abuse occurring within relationships, we describe physical violence inflicted on a partner. However, gender-based violence takes many forms, some of which can be harder to recognize. Psychological abuse can cause long-lasting trauma that is just as severe as the trauma associated with physical abuse. Psychological abuse, however, can be harder …

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