Gender violence manifests itself in various forms, such as female foeticide, and infanticide, sexual abuse, incest, molestation, sexual harassment at wrk, in sch or evn on d streets, marital rape, domestic violence in d form of wife-assault and woman-battering. In som places, there exist culture- specific forms of violence against women like female genital mutilation (FGM), and child marriage. Of all d forms of violence dt women face, Domestic violence- i.e wife-battering, remains d least reported and the largely suppressed!
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