Welcome to our comprehensive Sexual and Gender-Based Violence and Harrasment Glossary, a valuable resource designed to provide clarity and understanding of the key terms, concepts, and terminology related to SGBV.

Sexual and gender-based violence encompasses a wide range of harmful acts and behaviors that target individuals based on their sex, gender identity, or sexual orientation, often resulting in physical, psychological, and social harm.

By unpacking terminology commonly used in discussions surrounding SGBV, this glossary aims to empower individuals, organisations, and communities with the knowledge needed to advocate for prevention, response, and support initiatives.

Apart from English definitions, the glossary has also been translated into French, Portuguese and Spanish. Dive in, explore, and equip yourself with the essential vocabulary needed to support survivors, challenge harmful norms, and promote a culture of safety, respect, and dignity for all.

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