gender-based violence

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Definition

Violence directed against a person because of that person’s gender, gender identity or gender expression, or which affects persons of a particular gender disproportionately.

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European Union (2012). Directive 2012/29/EU of the European Parliament and of the Council of 25 October 2012 establishing minimum standards on the rights, support and protection of victims of crime, and replacing Council Framework Decision 2001/220/JHA;

URI: https://eige.europa.eu/taxonomy/term/1153