Domestic Violence Against Women

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Violence against women have existed many years ago in many different forms, such as burying an alive girl infant, selling them as slaves, assaults, capturing and mugging at home (Ezazi, 2004). This exists in many societies worldwide. “The most common forms of violence experiences by women generally is physical violence inflicted by an intimate partner, with woman beaten, coerced into sex or otherwise abused.” (UN, 2013)
“It is only two decades ago or so that the international community has begun to highlight and systematically define the problem” according to European Union Agency for Fundamental Rights. The United Nations has declared the elimination of violence against women on 1993. This recognizes the urgent application to women of rights
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The United States of America is the first to pass laws directly addressing domestic violence as well as the United Kingdom in 1970s, and early 1980s that result to change of criminal codes and the creation of separate laws containing the protection over remedy. Since then, many states have adopted or revised legislation on violence against women. Some have declared violence against women in their constitution.
However, there are still gap and discontinuity that remains or preventing violence against women in many countries. In fact, 603 million women live in countries where domestic violence is not yet considered as a crime. One out of four women experienced violence during pregnancy, over 60 million girls worldwide are child brides, married before the age of 18 as conformed by United Nation as a result on their survey.
A woman can do violence to other woman but in most cases, violence is done by men to women. “Violence against women and girls continues unabated in every continent, country and culture. It takes a devastating toll on women’s lives, on their family and on society as a whole. Most societies prohibit such violence --- yet the reality is too often, it is covered up to tacitly condoned.”-(Ban Ki-meon,
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In United States, intimate partners kill one third of women murdered each year. Same as in South Africa, one woman is killed every 6 hours by their intimate partners. In India, 22 women were killed each day in dowry-related murders in year 2007. In Guatamela, two women are murdered, on average each day. The above scenarios are just a few examples of a worsening state of violence against women. Research also states that the common perpetrator of violence against women is their intimate partner; either husband or cohabited partner.
“Violence against women is prevalent in society in the world. It is an expression of historically and culturally specific values and standard, which are executed today ‘through many social and political institutions that foster women’s subservience and discrimination against women and girls.” (UN, 1993)
In Asia, violence against women is increasing quickly that takes a big effect not only on individual, family and home but also to the economy and productivity in region, officials and experts. In Vietnam, there were 30 percent of women reported physical, sexual or psychological harm. In China, it is reported that around one in four women experiences domestic violence as per to All China Women’s Federation. “Statistics on violence against women and girls in our region continue to shock” (Maaren,
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