Glossary

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This Glossary provides a central place to find the meaning of key terms in Gender-Based Violence (GBV) work and to access resources for further learning.

The definitions provided in this Glossary have been sourced from the work of stakeholders throughout the GBV field. In this regard, the Glossary aims to reflect the rich theoretical and conceptual insight of scholars, advocates, support workers, policymakers, and survivors involved in addressing this important issue. 

We encourage users to Learn More about the various terms in the Glossary through the supplementary resources included with many of the definitions.  We also encourage users to access the original sources of these definitions provided in the Footnotes. 

As the field of GBV continues to evolve, so too do we intend for this Glossary to develop and expand. If you would like to recommend the addition or revision of a term in the Glossary, please contact us at vawln@uwo.ca