Gender Based Violence and Health Effects

Tazeen Saeed Ali, Aga Khan University
2019 Journal of the Dow University of Health Sciences  
Gender Based Violence (GBV) violates the basic human right of a person's physical, sexual and emotional integrity and health such that globally, one out of every three women is subject to some form of violence, ranging from verbal and physical abuse to emotional blackmailing and psychological torture eventually leading to futile despair and hopelessness. The ironical perception of gender equality in our society is the root cause of gender-based violence, with women being more afflicted by such
more » ... form of gender discrimination 1 than men. GBV can occur at all levels regardless of religions, cultures, languages and communities, thus depriving 2 121
doi:10.36570/jduhs.2019.3.001 fatcat:iiue2jvrgzcylfcvzi3gpx3jma