Various Gender Identities:
- Heterosexual: A person who is sexually attracted to people of the opposite sex.
- Homosexual: A person who is sexually attracted to people of their own sex.
- Bisexual: A person who is sexually attracted to both men and women.
- Transgender: Transgender is a term used to describe people whose gender identity differs from the sex the doctor marked on their birth certiﬁcate.
- Cis gender: A term used to describe people who, for the most part, identify as the gender they were assigned at birth.
- Intersex: A general term used for a variety of conditions in which a person is born with a reproductive or sexual anatomy that doesn’t seem to ﬁt the typical deﬁnitions of female or male.
- Transsexual: A person who emotionally and psychologically feels that they belong to the opposite sex.
Ally: Someone who is a friend, advocate, and/or activist for LGBTQ people.
- Androgynous: Term used to describe an individual whose gender expression and/or identity may be neither distinctly “female” nor “male,” usually based on appearance.
- Asexual: A sexual orientation generally characterized by not feeling sexual attraction or desire for partnered sexuality.
- Pansexual: A person not limited in sexual choice with regard to biological sex, gender, or gender identity.
- Gender Neutral: This term is used to describe facilities that any individual can use regardless of their gender.
How is Gender Based Violence carried out?
- Cultural beliefs and norms based on the devaluation of women
- Legitimized, obscured or denied by familial and social institutions
- Abusive acts are typically characterized as horrible or tragic events
- Resulting from bad luck or bad judgment
- Being in the wrong place at the wrong time Gender violence is a historical and universal problem. It is often experienced in the context of additional oppressions based on:
- Sexual orientation
- Gender identity
- Type of labour performed
- Level of education
- Class position
- Immigration or refugee status.
Violence against women, boys & girls can occur across their whole life-course. It creates an atmosphere of physical, sexual, economic, and emotional insecurity that establish a climate of fear and result in severe physical and psychological injuries. It is the most extreme expression of sexism and misogyny; accompanied by gendered harms that leave women and girls and boys bearing the socio-cultural burdens of shame, humiliation, and victim blaming.