In the Indian society, position of women is always perceived in relation to the man. This perception has given birth to various customs and practices. Violence against women both inside and outside of their home has been a crucial issue in the contemporary Indian society. Women in India constitute near about half of its population and most of them are grinding under the socio-cultural and religious structures. It felt the need that in the era of globalization and modernization the present inclinations of crimes against women is on
The term “violence against women” means any act of violence that results in, or is likely to result in, physical, psychological and sexual harm or suffering to women, including threats of such acts, coercion or arbitrary deprivation of liberty, that may be either occur in public or private life.  Workplace violence in health care facilities is rising in alarm rate and has become a major public problem. Even the health care providers, and hospitals are not exceptions including nurses. [2,3] According to the World Health Organization (WHO), workplace violence is where staffs are abused, threatened, or assaulted in circumstances related to their work and while commuting to and from work, involved explicit or implicit challenges to their safety,
According to the National Domestic Violence Hotline, 1 in 4 women in the U.S. aged 18 or older will be severely beaten by their partners. This statistic totals to over thirty million battered women in the United States alone. Regardless of their age, studies also prove that every fifteen seconds a woman will be hit by her partner (NDVH). If she decides to report the violence, which less than 33% of all victims do (Government of Canada), she won’t file a police report until she’s been
An online article written by doctors Lisa Haddad and Nawal Nour states, “Some 68,000 women die of unsafe abortion annually, making it one of the leading causes of maternal mortality (13%). Of the women who survive unsafe abortion, 5 million will suffer long-term health complications” (“Unsafe Abortion: Unnecessary Maternal Mortality” ). Death and long term injury from unsafe abortions can be prevented, if those who do not want or cannot afford to have children have methods to prevent pregnancy from even happening. These deaths and injuries are important, because they are extremely preventable, and the fact that prevention is not openly distributed to the public is an injustice. The United Nations’ Declaration of
Violence against women is extensive and is the cruelest social instruments to oppress women. Unequal power disparity has resulted in discrimination against women. Violence against women in India develops even before birth and early life, married life through domestic violence, rape, murder, dowry death etc. Today, gender-based violence (GBV) is one of the most prevalent violations of human rights and public health problems in the world, affecting as many as 1 out of every 3 women. It is also an indicator of gender
In India, violence against women occurs daily in some or the other form. For some Indian women the possibility of violence occurs throughout their lives, especially with changes in marital status. For many years this kind of violence and oppression is seen in most of the house. Even though women’s organizations, feminists and researchers have initiated paradigm shifts in understanding and ending VAW (Violence Against Women) in India, it remains one of the worst forms of oppression faced by women. Such violence impedes women’s development and well-being and is a violation of their human rights (Johnson & Johnson, 2001) Domestic Violence, Mental Stress, Dowry, Sati, Dowry Death, Verbal abuse etc are all forms of oppression faced by women and
However, this violence mainly faces women and children. According to a study done by the UNICEF association in 2016, three out of four women get abused by their husbands and every hour more than 100 children are being abused too. Also, females aged between 20 to 24 years old are the most victimized by this violence from their partners in Lebanese villages. But till now many women are still beaten up in the cities as well. All of these violent acts are contributed to many factors that will lead to many negative consequences on the society and the persons too.
Domestic violence is the leading cause of female injuries across the globe. Until recently, in many countries husbands used to legally “own” their wives’ bodies (Arthur 147). Domestic abuse is defined by Parmar as any incident of threatening behavior between adults who are or have been partners or families, regardless of gender or sexuality (674). The most common reason for domestic violence is partners wanting to retain dominance when they lack other resources, such as education and job prestige (Arthur 148). Although anyone can be affected by domestic violence, poor families are most likely to be affected (Carter 4).
VIOLENCE AGAINST WOMEN BY JERUSHA D’SOUZA DIV- A, ROLL NO. 16 4TH YEAR BLS.LLB Many centuries have come and gone, man has evolved, technology has developed, the world has grown and people have changed, but violence against women still seem to be prevalent across the globe. Women continue to be discriminated, exploited, oppressed, degraded, humiliated and have often been treated as second class citizens. Violence is a behaviour which involves using of a physical force with the intention of causing hurt, or to damage something or someone, or to kill. Violence against women is a prevalent and widespread and it is one that crosses geographic, economic and racial lines.
Domestic violence against Women by intimate partners in Thailand In Thailand married women at the age of 15-49 years old have experienced physical or psychological violence from their intimate partner every day, 2-3 times a week (ICDD, 2012).When the "domestic violence" happened, women can be victims more than men. Domestic violence is a social critical issue and should not happen to anybody, but it is difficult to prevent.The problem is often overlooked, excused, or denied. Domestic violence against women by intimate partners is a pattern of threatening or controlling behavior imposed on women by intimating partner without regarding for her rights, feeling, body, or health (Moreno, 2001). Although the problem can be caused by either male or