Assessment of Media Coverage of Gender Based Violence issues in Lebanon

No. of pages: 13

Publication date: 2011

Author: UNFPA and the Lebanese Council to resist Violence against Women

Violence is nurtured by multiple aspects and can appear through acts, behaviours, sayings and signs which may, in turn, generate other violent acts, or interact in such a way as to become difficult to restrain and control. The United Nations Population Fund (UNFPA) in 1998 defined Gender-Based Violence (GBV) as “violence involving men and women, in which the female is usually the victim; and which is derived from unequal power relationships between men and women. Violence is directed specifically against a woman because she is a woman, or affects women disproportionately