Contact Information
Los Angeles County
Department of Public Health
Office of Women's Health
1000 S. Fremont Ave.
Building A-9 East, Unit #105
Alhambra, CA 91803
Phone: (626) 293-2600
Email: owh@ph.lacounty.gov
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What is Gender Based Violence?
Sexual and gender based violence (GBV) refers to any act that is perpetuated against a person's will and is based
on gender norms and unequal power relationships. It encompasses threats of violence and coercion.
It can be physical, emotional, psychological, or sexual in nature, and can take the form of a denial of resources or
access to services.

The terms "gender-based violence" (GBV) and "violence against women" (VAW) are often used interchangeably,
since most gender-based violence is perpetuated by men against women. GBV, however, includes violence against
men, boys, and/or those with gender-nonconforming identities. As such, VAW is one type of GBV.

The Office of Women's Health addresses several forms of violence. Click on the buttons below to find out more about each issue.

GBV Resource Sheet

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OWH's Work on Gender Based Violence
coming soon

GBV Data



Public Health has made reasonable efforts to provide accurate translation. However, no computerized translation is perfect and is not intended to replace traditional translation methods. If questions arise concerning the accuracy of the information, please refer to the English edition of the website, which is the official version.
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