Gender-based violence

Building people movements continues to educate the people of the Toledo District, today BPM facilitated a workshop on gender based violence. What is gender based violence? By definition, Gender-based violence’ and ‘violence against women’ are terms that are often used interchangeably as most gender-based violence is inflicted by men on women and girls. However, it is important to retain the ‘gender-based’ aspect of the concept as this highlights the fact that violence against women is an expression of power inequalities between women and men. The presentation was very interactive and well accepted by the participants as expressed by main presenter Emanita Zetina.