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Gender-based violence (GBV) is violence that is committed against someone based on their gender identity, gender expression, or perceived gender. It can be physical, emotional, psychological, or sexual in nature. GBV disproportionately impacts women and girls, Indigenous peoples, and other diverse populations.
Indigenous women and girls face increased vulnerability to GBV as a result of specific barriers to safety; they report experiencing violent victimization at a rate 2.7 times higher than that reported by non-Indigenous women and girls.
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