What is gender -based violence?(GBV)

Gender-based violence (GBV) refers to any kind of harm inflicted on a person or group of people because of their actual or perceived gender, sexual orientation and/or gender identity.

What causes gender- based violence?

Gender-based violence(GBV), especially violence against women, is one of the clearest expressions of the unequal power relations between women and men.

The main cause of violence is the perpetrator or the perpetrator herself: It is very important to remember that a person affected by gender-based violence is never responsible for the actions of the perpetrator.

There is no single factor that can explain gender-based violence in our societies, but rather a multitude of factors contribute to it, and the interplay of these factors is the root of the problem.

Types of gender-based violence(GBV)

  • Verbal abuse
  • Physical violence
  • Psychological violence
  • Socio-economic violence
  • Domestic violence
  • Harassment and sexual harassment

Examples of (GBV)

  • Child marriage.
  • Female genital mutilation.
  • Honour killings.
  • Intimate partner violence.
  • Physical punishment.
  • Sexual, emotional or psychological violence.
  • Trafficking for sexual or slavery.


Counselling psychology is a psychological specialty that encompasses research and applied work in several broad domains: counselling process and outcome; supervision and training; career development and counselling; and prevention and health.

Stafe offers free counselling, visit Stafe – Empowering GBV Survivors .

Our program is confidential, Annette Rossouw  stages counsellor 

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We understand that each abused individual is already aware of the urgency of getting out of their unhealthy environment however lack the courage and strength to do so. By empowering YOU psychologically, you’ll regain your self worth and take back your rightfully earned strength. We encourage you to do the unspoken: break away from the abuse, turn your life around. Start a process of recovery, which will in turn benefit your immediate family, and expand to the community.    

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