Domestic violence is an international problem which is everybody’s business even if one is not being abused. I strongly believe that there should be tougher law enforcement to protect against domestic violence. No one should experience or be exposed to domestic violence for it; affects family life’ increase the crime rate in countries, and it affects one’s body and mind. Firstly, domestic violence causes a number of effects on family life, it affects how family members relate to one another because they will not feel the appropriate
First, people might be abusing others because they think it's acceptable, because most of the countries don't have laws against it therefore nothing condones them from engaging in such acts. Another factor is growing up in a house full of violence, which can affect the child thus leading to the acceptance of domestic violence and causing them to grow like family members who do so. Other factors are psychological problems that could be caused by witnessing violence at their home every day or isolation, unemployment; (for example those who are inadequately educated might justify abuse because they have never been taught that violence is not the answer), depression induced by private issues, neglection, and homelessness.
Society often tends to accept that fact that parents might sometimes physically hurt their children as long as this harm is not related to serious physical injuries. Spanking, for example, is usually not associated with the real intention of parents to hurt their children, yet abuse is defined by the harm that it brings and not by motivation of the caregivers. Physical abuse, as empirical studies show, is associated with the chronic arousal of stress responses and high level of arousal to environment (Jelic Tuscic, Flander & Matescovic, 2013). Therefore, regardless of the fact that physical abuse might often be perceived as something that only affects child’s physical state, the negative consequences of physical child abuse are also psychological. As to short-term consequences of this type of abuse, they include injuries and chronic pain.
The research also suggests that some children who have witnessed domestic violence show no symptoms of psychological distress. Children 's responses may depend on the severity and frequency of the abuse, the availability of family and community support, and the child 's resilience. Once their safety is assured, most children can overcome the effects of trauma through professional counselling or other supportive interventions. THE SOLUTION AND REMEDY TO CHILD ABUSE In dealing with child abuse there should a legal and family solution - punishment for the abuser and all perpetrators this will bring about a reduction of these terrifying and heartless crimes. In order to implement a legal protection that prevent child abuse a law have to be introduce and implemented by the authorities and law enforcing bodies.
Sexual assault and abuse can have devastating impacts. Sexual assault is undesired sexual act by person which lead the partner to feel uncomfortable during the relationship. It contains: • forced sexual behavior like rape • stalking, human trafficking and exhibitionism • forcing someone to act humiliating sexual behavior by force These three types of violence are different levels of abuse, with much more kinds of violence which can’t be listed, all of them are damaging in their own ways (Domestic violence statistics 2017). Finally, and the most important point, is how to prevent family violence in our community. The first step if you know someone is being hurt, you should talk to them and tell them that you’re concerned about their safety, ask them to talk about what’s happening with them, let them know that what’s happening is a crime and it’s not their fault.
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
Emotional violence is experienced when a person’s confidence is undermined. The person in question is deliberately humiliated, demeaned and threatened with harm. Economic violence results when a financially dependent partner is denied access to money by his or her spouse. In the case of women, they can get ensnared in a violent relationship because of the lack of basic human needs. Sexual violence includes violent behavior like forced sexual contact, rape, forcing a victim to have sex with others which may cause injury to the person’s sex organ.
This is supported by research conducted by Kyu and Atsuko. Their research indicates that the best prediction of children becoming either perpetrators or victims of domestic violence later in life is dependent on whether or not they grew up in a home where there was domestic violence. (2005). Lastly, there are drastic social effects that accompany domestic violence. Children often isolate themselves from family and friends, have a difficulty in trusting others, extreme anger management issues and have poor relationships.
Living with domestic violence can cause physical and emotional harm to women. The physically effects of domestic violence against women by intimate partners is including injuries, gynecological disorders, mental health disorders, adverse pregnancy outcome, and sexually transmitted infections. Domestic violence of women affects the emotional such as, feelings, behaviors and can impact one’s mental stability. Increased anxiety, post - traumatic stress disorder and depression symptoms are commonly observed among survivors of domestic violence. The study of Thananowan and Kaesornsamut shows that women who experience violence during pregnancy has higher stress and depressive symptom, less social
The impact of domestic violence which have encourage our group to study about this issue and Domestic Violence Act 1994. The target group for domestic violence in this study is women and children whereby they always become the victim of domestic violence. The role of society on this issue is they can lodge a report in the police station when they found out domestic violence. The mass media can bring awareness to people via advertisement so that people realize how severe domestic violence is. Society has to concern this issue due to the influence of domestic violence The role of government on this issue can be seen while having collaboration with social welfare department, medical team, and NGO.