Gender-based violence (GBV) knows no boundaries. It cuts across societies, classes, races, religions and ethnicities, affecting an estimated one in three women in the course of her lifetime. While some acts of GBV have garnered public attention, such as armed groups’ use of rape as a tactic of war or the brutal and random attacks on city streets, much of the time this violence remains hidden within the home. GBV is most commonly committed by an intimate partner or family member.
Learn more about GBV in PAI’s latest issue brief.