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Legal definitions of gender based violence in the EU

30.10.2018 / Created by (EMWF)

The term Gender Based Violence (GBV) includes any harmful act that affects or is likely to affect a woman, a man, a girl or a boy whether physically, sexually or psychologically or causing them suffering because of their gender.

It includes, but it is not limited to, sexual violence, domestic violence, human trafficking, forced marriage or early marriage, forced prostitution, sexual exploitation and abuse, and deprivation of resources, opportunities and services.

This resource, from the European Institute for Gender Equality, includes the legal definitions of different types of gender-based violence used in EU Member States, according to their legal terminology and national legislation.

They are registered on the platform of the Euro-Mediterranean Women's Foundation

Association Féminine pour le Développement de la Famille (AFDF)
Palestinian Working Woman Society for Development
The Lebanese Women Democratic Gathering (RDFL)
Khadija Ben Hassine
Research Team on Gender
Jordan Forum for Business and Professional Women
Jiwar Creation & Society
Juzoor for Health and Social Development (Juzoor)
Hope Village Society (HVS)
Safadi Foundation
Helwan Association for Community Development (Bashayer)
Trajectories for Peace and Development
Regional Center for Dialogue and Mediation (RCMD)
Amman Center for Human Rights Studies
Mada for Citizenship and Development
AWARE Services & Consulting
Forum de Femmes Méditerranée (FFM)
AMANE – Association Meilleur Avenir pour Nos Enfants
Arab Women Media Center (AWMC)
Aix Marseille Université
Souad Slaoui
Anne Laure Humbert
Women Entrepreneurs Accelerator (WEAccelerator)
Anouar Association
Inclusión, Ciudadanía, Diversidad y Educación
Center for Research in Applied Economics for Development-CREAD
The Individual Initiative for Human Rights  - Masir
Tunisian Association of Women Judges- TAWJ
Infakto Research Workshop
Union de l'Action Feministe (UAF)
Fédération de la Ligue Démocratique des Droits des Femmes (FLDDF)
Immigrant Women in Catalonia Association (AOMICAT)
Roles for Social Change Association (ADWAR)
Thenextwomen tunisie
Faculty Affiliate, PHRGE, Northeastern College of Law

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