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gender-specific violence

Definition(s)

Different types and forms of harm and human right violations which are gender-specific but which do not necessarily constitute persecution because of gender .

Source(s)

Crawley, Heaven: Gender-Related Persecution and Women’s Claims to Asylum

Translations

  • BG: Насилие свързано с полова принадлежност
  • CS: násilí na základě genderové příslušnosti
  • DE: geschlechtsspezifische Gewalt
  • EL: έμφυλη βία
  • EN: gender-specific violence
  • ES: Violencia de género
  • ET: soopõhine vägivald
  • FI: sukupuolistunut väkivalta / sukupuoliperusteinen väkivalta
  • FR: violence liée au genre
  • GA: foréigean dírithe ar inscne
  • HU: nemhez kötődő erőszak
  • IT: violenza di genere
  • LT: smurtas lyties pagrindu
  • LV: dzimumspecifiska vardarbība
  • MT: vjolenza speċifika għall-ġeneru
  • NL: gendergerelateerd geweld
  • PL: przemoc uwarunkowana płcią
  • PT: violência específica de género
  • SK: rodovo podmienené násilie / rodovo motivované násilie
  • SL: specifično spolno preganjanje
  • SV: könsspecifikt våld
  • NO: kjønnsbasert vold (b); kjønnsbasert vald (n)

Synonym(s)

  • GBV
  • gender-based violence
  • gender-specific harm

Broader Term(s)

Related Term(s)

Note(s)

1. Such forms of harm are more frequently used against women or affect women in a manner which is different to men and include, for example, sexual violence, rape, female genital mutilation , domestic abuse, forced abortion and sterilisation and denial of access to contraception.
2. The Directive 2011/95/EU (Recast Qualification Directive) recognises that gender-specific acts may amount to persecution.
3. Gender-specific violence is understood as a narrower term to gender-based persecution.