- Structural abuse
Structural abuse is sexual, emotional or
physical abusethat is imposed on an individual or group by a social or cultural system or authority. Structural abuse is indirect, and exploits the victim on an emotional, mental and psychological level. It could manifest itself through any situation within a cultural or social framework.
Currently in most countries, there is no formal
lawthat has been formulated against structural abuse, protecting the victimfrom such abuse, and enabling him or her to approach the courtfor relevant justice.Fact|date=June 2008
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