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tr.v. stig·ma·tized, stig·ma·tiz·ing, stig·ma·tiz·es
1. To characterize or brand as disgraceful or ignominious.
2. To mark with stigmata or a stigma.
3. To cause stigmata to appear on.

[Medieval Latin stigmatizāre, to brand, from Greek stigmatizein, to mark, from stigma, stigmat-, tattoo mark; see stigma.]

stig′ma·ti·za′tion (-tĭ-zā′shən) n.
stig′ma·tiz′er n.
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Noun1.stigmatization - the act of stigmatizingstigmatization - the act of stigmatizing    
disapproval - the act of disapproving or condemning
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Stigmatization can occur anytime, appear or disappear intermittently.
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He urged the civil society to accommodate congenial spaces for mental health victims, where their problems can be discussed and overcome without the fear of stigmatization.
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Each part of the publication offers guidelines that religious officials can follow when it comes to counseling victims of sexual violence in the war, whether it is about the act itself, which has left trauma to this day, whether it is stigmatization they find in their families or wider community, or is it is a matter of the faith that the victims practice and their search for salvation and peace.
The remarks were made by Kuwaiti diplomat and part of the Kuwaiti delegation to UN Advisor Tahani Al-Nasser during her speech at a UN meeting late on Friday, under the slogan "Protecting children born as a result of sexual violence in conflict zones." "Sexual violence has long-term detrimental effects on the physical, psychological, economic and social lives of victims, particularly to children and their family, environment, including victims of social stigmatization even after the end of conflict and during peace, which undermines their enrollment into society," she said.