By Consolata K. Kiara
Gender violence, also known as gender based violence, or gendered violence, includes rape, sexual-assault, sexual harassment, stalking, prostitution and sex trafficking. This type of violence is influenced by gender relationships and includes all types of violence against men, women, children, adolescents, gay, transgender and gender nonconforming people.
It is violence directed against a person because of their gender motivated by aggression, revenge, competition and entitlement. Both men and women experience gender based violence, but the majority of victims are children and women.