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What is Gender-Based Violence?

What is Gender-Based Violence ?
Gender-based violence (GBV) takes on many forms and can occur throughout a person’s life cycle. Types of gender-based violence can include the murder of babies on account of their sex; child sexual abuse; sex trafficking and forced labour; sexual coercion and abuse; neglect; domestic violence; elder abuse; harmful traditional practices such as […]

Teen Depression and Suicide

Adolescence is an unsettling time, with the many physical, emotional, psychological and social changes that accompany this stage of life. Ups and downs are a regular part of life. However, sometimes “down” periods last longer than usual. This is usually a result of chemicals in the brain, called neurotransmitters, being out of balance. Among teens, […]