A

A
A

B

B
B

E

E

G

G

H

H
H

R

R

S

S
S
S
S

T

T
T
T
T

A

Allies

People that do not identify themselves as LGBTI, but support the equality of LGBTI people.

B

Bullying

See Harassment.

E

Effeminate

Shows a character, appearance or behaviour generally associated with women.

G

Gender mainstreaming

To integrate the gender perspective into all political and social spheres, paying attention to the different realities of women and men and designing measures for adapting or responding to such differences.

H

Harassment

Undesired behaviour relating to the sex or gender of a person that is aimed at or has the effect of attacking that person’s dignity and creating an intimidating, hostile, degrading, humiliating or offensive environment around them.

Human-trafficking for explotation

This is a crime against human rights and is defined as capturing, transporting, transferring, accommodating or receiving individuals (without the need for crossing borders) by resorting to threats, the use of force or other forms of coercion for the purposes of exploitation through forced work or services, servitude, organ extraction, to carry out criminal acts, through slavery or similar practices, or forced prostitution.

R

Romantic love

Social phenomenon or cultural construct based on shared beliefs about the supposed true nature of love with a partner. It is often irrational and impossible to achieve and can lead to relationships of dependency, inequality and tolerance of the abusive behaviour at the root of gender violence.

S

Secondary victimisation or revictimisation

The additional maltreatment committed against women in situations of gender violence as a direct or indirect result of the quantitative and qualitative lack of interventions carried out by the bodies in charge and also for the erroneous initiatives performed by other players involved.

Sex work

Activity that includes a financial transaction for maintaining sexual relations. Sex work is a voluntary activity that can be carried out by men and women alike and by trans persons.

Symbolic violence

Violence exercised through a set of thought, cultural and social structures of a given group in a given time. Symbolic violence against women oppresses them and makes them invisible.

T

Trans

A less restrictive and more neutral term than transgender that aims to offer a broader, depathologised scope than the word transgender, and includes other non-polarised identities between men and women.

Transgenderism

Medical category that has been used to classify gender identity diversity as a mental health disorder. There are various gender identities that do not require hormonal intervention or surgery and that feel excluded from the term transgender.

Transphobia

Irrational hatred, fear, intolerance or prejudice against trans people. It can manifest itself in the form of verbal, emotional, physical and sexual abuse against trans people.

Transvestite

Person who dresses in clothes associated with the opposite sex to the one they were assigned at birth. It can take place in public or in private, occasionally or all the time. It has nothing to do with sexual orientation.