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Addressing the Intergenerational Transmission of Gender-Based Violence: Focus on Educational Settings
November 18, 2016

Author: CARE
Publication Date: June 2014

Description: This report focuses on the prevention of inter-generational transmission of GBV. Research demonstrates a strong link between the violence young people are exposed to at home, both as witnesses and survivors, and negative behaviors later in life. This “cycle of violence” has grave consequences, particularly for women and girls. Gender-based violence (GBV) is violence perpetrated based on a person’s gender and often reflects gender inequalities in a society. Patriarchal social norms exist to varying degrees in almost every part of the world, often placing men and boys in dominant positions over women and girls. If taken to the extreme, this form of gendered control can take the form of physical, sexual, or psychological GBV. GBV can result in severe injuries, unintended pregnancy, HIV, sexually-transmitted infections (STIs), other health risk behaviors, and permanent physical and emotional scars, in addition to negatively affecting girls’ education. Therefore, besides GBV’s violation of the victim’s human rights, GBV is also a hindrance to economic and social development and thus has significant ramifications for society as a whole. 

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