The Gender violence is so deep rooted in a woman’s lifetime, that freedom from the threat of harassment, battering, and sexual assault is a concept that most of woman have a hard time imagining because violence is such an extensive part of the culture and their spirits. General economic dependence on their families and fear of social ostracization act as a significant deterrent for a woman. Poverty, inability to express, homelessness, isolation from family and friends and many other things contribute to the victimization of the women in society. Instead of putting the perpetrator to justice, the society’s focus shifts to the woman. The patriarchal social norms inhibit women accessing their most basic rights – to safety, health, schooling and work.
They include Female Genital Mutilation (FGM), facial scarification or the incision of tribal marks, early marriages and forced marriages . CRC article 24 (3)states that “Parties shall take all effective and appropriate measures with a view to abolishing traditional practices prejudicial to the health of children.” The article 39 of the Ghana constitution also adds that “… in particular those traditional practices which are injurious to the health and well-being of the person are abolished” In Ghana the main traditional practices that lead the abuse of children’s rights include FGM, scarification or incision of tribal marks, early marriages, some puberty rites, child witchcraft as well as child slavery. Some of these customs are no longer being practiced or are gradually dying out others have been modified or are only practiced by a few ethnic groups in the country. This section of the paper will highlight the cultural practices that abuse the rights of the child. Female Genital Mutilation
Domestic violence is practiced across every cultures be it developed, underdeveloped or developing countries, in poor class or high class, women and children face this violence everywhere. Its seed lies inherently in the practice of patriarchy. Domestic violence is termed as domestic because the violence perpetrated is always by a family member or an intimate partner. Not very long time ago domestic violence was still considered a matter of “home” that there were no legal sanctions against it. The state being patriarchal in character refused to recognize the fundamental human rights of women and children.
Rape, the most common form of violence against women has been a part of human culture and is a profound violation of woman’s bodily integrity and can be a form of torture. The subject of rape comprises more than the actual physical act as it involves many factors such as law and customs, social and political events
The problem about violation against human rights has been one of the problems in our society. Number of cases and forms of violence against women not decreasing, it is conversely increasing. Considering about violence against women we should note that domestic violence is one of the most spread type of violence. This type of violence impacts the most negative for the society. Violence against girls and women and its criminal sides should not be only theme of talking in women’s society.
The Constitution of Uganda includes laws and guidelines that are not typically seen or implemented in more developed countries. The Constitution of Uganda permits any person to arrest an individual who has allegedly committed a crime or is thought to have committed a crime. Suspects must be turned over to the police and within forty-eight hours of arrest the suspect must be presented in court or released on bond. The court then has the opportunity to remand the suspect for 120 days or 360 days, depending on the severity of the cram, until the commencement of the trial. The Uganda Police are required “to protect life and property; to preserve law and order; to prevent and detect rime; and to cooperate with the civilian authority and other security organs established under this Constitution and
Nearly a third of surveyed women sustained two or three types of ill-treatment including physical, mental and sexual violence. (Guo et al., 2003) (2) Causes of the problem The causes of the problem can be analyzed from the angles of victims, victimizer and externalities incorporating imperfect legal and educative system. Cause One (Topic sentence): There are two stale but pervasive beliefs supporting the perpetrators. Firstly, gender inequality diffusely exists in both reality and conception. On the other hand, a culture of violence is deeply ingrained in Chinese rural families’ culture so that men are used to solve problems with violence.
Credit facilities under simple terms and without collateral amongst the small and medium term entrepreneurs are being offered to ensure economic empowerment of the women. To reduce domestic violence of ethnic women, The Domestic Violence (Prevention and Protection) Act, 2010 was passed for establishing equal rights of women as prescribed in the constitution of Bangladesh for ensuring protection of women from family violence. Bangladesh is also a signatory state to the UN Charter on Prevention of All Forms of Discrimination. One Stop Crisis Center (OCC) has also
Domestic violence is still skyrocketing in our society and is tearing thousands of families apart every year. There were 3173 domestic cases reported in 2010 based on the statistics done by the Royal Malaysian Police and the Ministry of Women, Family and Community Development (A.Ghani, 2014). Furthermore, The Women’s Aid Organization of Malaysia (WAO) stated: “Domestic violence is an abuse of power when one intimate partner, usually spouse or boyfriend, attempts to take charge of the other, usually a girlfriend or wife either using violence or controlling the couple’s financial and social life (A.Ghani, 2014). Have you ever wondered what are the causes of those bluish or purple-colored patches on the neck or the wrist of the woman sitting beside
Child Rights Act has its provision from physical danger in Section V regardless of this child physical abuse in Nigeria is still on the increase. This can be reduced significantly if the media creates more awareness on child physical abuse. The question is what happens to the society if children are constantly violated and nothing is done about it by the media? 1.3 Objectives of the