Report on the Review of Public Health Care Protocols on GBV in Barbados

Author: UNFPA
No. of pages: 52
Publication date: 2010
Publisher: UNFPA
Available languages: English
Available formats: electronic only

Gender-based violence is an umbrella term for any harmful act perpetrated on the basis of socially constructed gender roles. Such acts include physical violence, sexual abuse/ rape, emotional/ psychological abuse, verbal abuse, sexual harassment and property violence. By far the most common form is domestic violence by an intimate partner or other family member, with women and girls comprising the majority of victims.