Domestic violence has become more seriously and international problem nowadays. Domestic violence is intentional intimidation, physical assault, sexual assault, threats, force and psychological abuse (Australian Institute of Health and Welfare 2015). Indeed, wife assault has accounted for the largest part in domestic violence. In Australia, there was 85% of women experience assaults in 2012 (Australian Institute of Health and Welfare 2015). In US, a one-third of women and a quarter of men have been abused by intimate partner (NCADV 2015).
Nonetheless domestic abuse still affects women in our country, a survey was conducted by the department of SOS Femmes in Mauritius and Rodrigues in 1999. 300 people had participated in this survey and 84.3% were victims of physical abuse, 86% were abused psychologically and 55.3% of sexual abuse. This research proved that women are so blinded by cultural, religious systems and traditions that, it would have been difficult to eliminate domestic violence unless extreme actions were
Under the SUHAKAM’s report on The Status of Women Rights in Malaysia 2010, it recommends the need for a separate piece legislation on sexual harassment, not just a mere amendment to the Employment Act of 1955. It further states than an effective legislation is required in order to set the standards as to what is deemed acceptable and unacceptable in a work environment, it suggested to use the current Code of Practice as guidelines for a new law to be put in place. Malaysia as a signatory to the United Nations Convention on the Elimination of All Forms of Discrimination Against Women (CEDAW), is obliged to take all appropriate measures, including legislation, to eliminate any sort of discrimination involving sexual harassment. Article 8
This is in addition to the societal expenses related to delivering and maintain health care, justice-related services to people who are victimized including the costs related to the criminal justice response to the accused (Johnson and Dawson 2011). In 2009, 76% of women who experienced violence disclosed only to family, friends and their neighbours (Impact of violence against women, 2015). The consequences of violence against women in can be far-reaching in general. The experiences of violence indirectly have the chances of reminding others in the society of the potential risk of being victimized also which in return increases the fear level within the society (Johnson and Dawson 2011). In particular, children are more likely to witness spousal violence.
Domestic violence is the leading source of injury to women between the ages of 15 and 44 in the United States, more than car accidents, muggings, and rape combined. A woman is more likely to be assaulted, injured, raped, or killed by a male partner than by any other type of assailant. Although, in recent times men also are abused by their female partner, the majority of cases still affect women entirely. Domestic Violence is often referred to as a pattern of offensive behaviour in any relationship that is used by one partner to gain or maintain power and control over another intimate partner. Domestic violence can be physical, sexual, emotional, economic, or psychological actions or threats of actions that influence another person.
Mistreatment and domestic violence against married women has caught the attention of the international community. Domestic violence against women has received significant legal justice and attention. Rape which is a form of domestic violence against women in some cultures today is viewed as a crime against the honour of the family. Such acts of domestic violence are punishable by the law and can lead to hanging or life
Also, Roman Catholics for centuries have been required to confess to the activities and the desires which their Church prohibits: far from maintaining silence about sex, the pious were obliged to put forbidden desires into words (2003: 19). It is also the same here in the Philippines. Our media censors and limits the talks on gender, sex, and promotes what can be considered as pleasure and not pleasurable—with special consideration of the church. When GMA 7 released its first homosexual teleserye, My Husband’s Lover (2013), the Catholic Bishops Conference of the Philippines prompted the network to think clearly on what they are going to be showing on national TV. They told the
Domestic violence against men "But the domestic violence, the stuff she has done to me, it's fucked with my head." - Thomas Parker Violence at home, particularly violence against women, is not new or recent phenomenon. However, women aren’t the only victim of domestic violence, and so are men too. Unfortunately, violence against men is not easy to identify, but it can be a serious threat. There are three distinct phases of the cycle that a person experienced battering: • The first phase is the tension building phase.
The definition and requisites for marriage, along with the grounds for annulment, are found in the Family Code, as is the law on conjugal property relations, rules on establishing filiation, and the governing provisions on support, parental authority, and adoption. The Revised Penal Code contains the general penal laws of the Philippines. First enacted in 1930, it remains in effect today, despite several amendments thereto. It does not comprise a comprehensive compendium of all Philippine penal laws. The Revised Penal Code itself was enacted as Act No.
The Office of Violence against Women (2007) defines domestic violence as a pattern of abusive behavior in any relationship that is used by one partner to gain or maintain power and control over another intimate partner. It can happen to anyone regardless of race, age, religion, or gender. It can also take many forms, such as physical abuse, sexual abuse, economic and psychological abuse. The UN Declaration on the Elimination of Violence Against Women (1993) states that violence against women is a manifestation of