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Updated A.Y. 2020-2021

Course Description

According to UN Agencies, Sexual and gender-based violence (SGBV) refers to any act that is perpetrated against a person’s will and is based on gender norms and unequal power relationships. It has been widely acknowledged that most gender-based violence is inflicted on women and girls, by men. However, to shift from the definition “violence against women” to “gender based violence” reflects the importance of not relying only on a binary, heteronormative understanding of “sex” and “gender”, that has been aknowledged by many scholars as a form a violence per se. Existing gender norms often serve to maintain structural gender inequalities that shapes societies, cultures, politics and includes all types of violence against men, women, children, adolescents, gay, transgender people and gender non conforming.

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