1.3 Foster and promote research about gender-based violence and sexual assault in Edmonton. City employees have increased awareness of, and understanding about, gender-based violence and sexual assault.
Some populations, such as women and girls, are more at risk for gender-based violence because their identities are viewed as less valued compared to straight and masculine identities.
This can include child sexual abuse, sexual harassment and sexual exploitation.
Emotional and psychological abuse: Threats to murder or commit suicide, forced humiliation or degradation, isolation from friends and family and other actions that reduce freedom, independence and self-esteem.
People committing sexual violence are usually known to the person - a parent, partner, date, friend, acquaintance, caregiver, professional, teacher, co-worker, boss, coach, clergy or a person in a position of trust.
Gender-based and sexual violence reduces one’s freedom to move, ability to participate in public life, limits access to essential services and has lasting impacts on one’s health and well-being.
Invading privacy in a way that threatens personal safety.