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16 tips for 16 days of Activism against gender based violence |27 November 2020

United Nations and its member countries each year from November 25 to December 10 commemorate 16 Days of Activism against gender-based violence. The campaign calls for the elimination of violence against women and children. This year’s theme is ‘Orange the world: Fund, Respond, Prevent, Collect!’

The gender secretariat within the Ministry of Youth, Sports and Family will share a tip each day on gender-based violence(GBV) for the duration of the 16 days of activism.

 

Recognise! Respond! Report!

What is physical violence?

Gender-based violence (GBV) is violence that is directed at an individual based on his or her biological sex OR gender identity. GBV can manifest itself in different forms.

One form of GBV is physical violence: pushing, grabbing. slapping, kicking, hitting with an object, use of knife and gun, acid throwing and burning.

Obvious signs of physical abuse are often physical in nature. These may include cuts, bruises, burns, restraint or grip markings, black eyes, unusual pattern of injury; repeated trips to the emergency room.

Helplines:                        4281500 Social Affairs

                                                2611002 Ceps Domestic Violence Shelter

                                                4288000 Seychelles Police

 

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