DOI: 10.17265/2159-5542/2015.10.005
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Pamela R. N. Kaithuru

Abstract: Gender is the fact of being either male or female a fact used culturally to determine the roles or pattern of behavior and attitudes which either of the genders is expected to exhibit. Gender violence on the other hand refers to behavior "geared" to hurt the other depending on their "sex". There is a social construction of masculinity that condones male dominance over women with average of 50% of women in the world reporting being physically abused by intimate partners. Gender-based violence (GBV) is an issue…

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