ALTERNATIVE POLICY RESPONSES
The solution of issue of domestic violence will demand more than one alternative with different tools and methods because of its complexity. Those alternatives include major areas that should be developed in Azerbaijan to fight against domestic violence more effectively and efficiently and best practices and policies of other countries which share the same problem and adopt and adapt their experiences with relevance to our social and political requirements. All possible alternative of solutions which could be keys to decrease or even stop the cases of domestic violence are suggested as following:
Raising public awareness: First and the most important step towards combating domestic violence is raising the awareness …show more content…
Thus, establishing strong and well-funded interest groups can be another alternative for the solution of this issue. These interest groups should be consist of both women and men members because in domestic violence cases there is always two side – victim who are women and violators who are men. Women should be there for other women to protect them and do actions which is the best since only women can understand women more accurately. Moreover, having men on the side of women who protect and value them is one of the way to destroy the feeling of hatred against men. Men are needed to educate other men with violent attitude towards women. Interest groups and NGO’s can help to this problem through different means. First of all, they can raise the awareness of society by holding seminars and town-hall meetings in schools, universities, and workplaces; and public speeches. Moreover, they can directly help to the victims. So that interest groups can provide hurt women both non paid legal and psychological advice. Advocates can be assigned to protect victims’ rights. Group discussions and individual sessions …show more content…
The government of Sweden established ten-year national strategy which is designed to prevent and combat domestic violence. Swedish government follow three main steps in the way of combat domestic violence: raising financial resources for implementation of action plan of the problem, establishing gender equality agency and building coordination among all levels to reach most effective and efficient strategies. These policies should be adopted according to the condition in Azerbaijan because one of the main reasons that stand behind the unresolved problem are lack of interest of government to fund for the solution of problem and lack of relevant government agencies for dealing with this
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For many centuries, women and men were not treated equally. After the Civil War, women had many essential successes that helped them earn respect. Women have tried very hard to get to the point where they can be treated with the same respect as men. As of today, women are still not equal to men. Women face violence, discrimination, and barriers in society.
Ending Domestic Violence Domestic violence has existed in our country since the beginning of time. It is only in recent history that we have started to acknowledge that it is a widespread problem and start to get victims the help they need. In fact, 1 in 4 women experience intimate partner violence. Our culture has started to realize that we need to break the cycle of domestic violence.
“Only until 1974 has there been a consistent and planned systematic approach to partner violence” (James, 2008, p. 258). In the same year the National Organization for Women was founded, setting other organizations in place that re still around today, to help domestic violence. In 1994 The Violence Against Women Act was passed, this provided services and community support for women. The Violence Against Women act has been revised in 2000 and again in 2005. There were no shelters for women to go to in 1975, since then over 2000 shelters have been founded in 2002.
Evidence based Treatment Models Most effective interventions associated with domestic violence include safety planning, child advocacy, information advocacy, and alternate housing. This is generally referred to as “legal advocacy” and involves the criminal justice system. During this process first responders and legal professionals initiate referrals and support such as protection orders, court accompaniment, referral to services, and community therapy agencies (Hamby et. al., 2015) Treatment Model # 1 Trauma-Focused Cognitive Behavioral Therapy is a twelve to twenty-five, hour long session divided equally between the parent and the child.
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Originally, The Violence Against Women Act (VAWA) was intended to change thoughts and attitudes towards domestic violence, foster awareness, improve services, and review the way in which the criminal justice system responds to domestic violence and sex crimes. It took many years for this act to be considered a success. There was many violent crimes against women, therefore an act had to be implemented that would protect women against their aggressors. There are many supporters who consist of professionals from the battered women’s movement, sexual assault advocates, victim services field, law enforcement agencies, prosecutors’ offices, and the courts. The historical background, description of the problem that necessitated the policy, description
Today violence against women is an uncontrollable phenomenon, which is a direct result of the rapid urbanization, industrialization and structural adjustment programs which are changing the socio-economic scenario of our country. "Violence against women is a manifestation of historically unequal power relations between men and women, which have led to domination over and discrimination against women by men and to the prevention of the full advancement of women" (United Nations Declaration1993) Domestic violence has attracted much attention of the sociologists in India since the decades of 1980s. Violence affects the lives of millions of women, worldwide, in all socio- economic and educational classes. It cuts across cultural and religious barriers, threatening the right of women to participate fully in society.
To better understand the cause of intimate violence will help to come up will help come up with a better solution on solving this problem. There are various theories that have come up to explain the main causes of domestic violence, some include; learned helplessness theory, Intergenerational Transmission Theory, Social–Psychological Model and the feminist theory. All of these theories have tried to illustrate the causes of domestic violence. In this paper, I will target my writing on the feminist theory where it emphasizes power and gender inequalities in relationships. The theory focuses on how societal messages that makes it alright for a male to use aggression and violence, and the gender roles that dictate how women and men should act in their relationships
Many women are experiencing controlling and violent environment which should be about intimacy, love and care. In relation to this social justice issue, domestic violence all these theories can be applied effectively to assist in a practitioner’s work. Psychodynamic is a micro leveled practice involving more individualized work investigating the user’s unconscious behaviors and mental processors. Systems theory focuses on keeping a balanced equilibrium with marriage counselling and other forms of community assistance to help the user adapt to their environment. The critical perspective, feminist theory, works alongside the user in order to help identify social injustices and assists to empower and educate them.
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
The feminist movement should focus on domestic violence against women next because it is far too accepted and excused in today’s society, it’s much more prevalent than we’d like to believe, and as Rhoad points out in the NY Times piece, Congress still doesn’t seem to take it seriously judging by their inability to restore certain acts throughout the years. Every single day in the news, women are seen being beaten to death or nearly to death by either their husbands or their boyfriends. We’ve become numb to it. We may be numb to the woman whose battered face we see on our TV screen, but are we numb to a family member in a similar situation? As discussed in the lecture on 9/3/15, hegemonic masculinity interprets the reasons why men have controlling and superior roles in society while women are seen as pillars of femininity in our society.
I will look at how it affects the women and whether can it be brought to an end by looking at what other authors say about this issue. I believe that there is no problem without a solution; I will therefore come up with possible solution that will end this issue. 1.5 Outline of arguments 1.5.1 Forgiveness I believe that if men can learn to forgive themselves and those who have wronged them, then women abuse will come to an end; since anger is one of the factors contributing to women abuse. Forgiveness solves everything and unloads the burden that you are carrying.
Domestic Violence Problem Migdalia Villanueva Kaplan University CJ-333 Domestic violence is a crime that is faced in not only America but other countries across the globe. The overall purpose of this study is to show the impact domestic violence will not only have on the American society but also in other countries, I choose to look at the countries of Canada, Australia, England and Saudi Arabia The first pages of the essay illustrate the problems which have been faced in America because of the high increase in domestic violence rates. As portrayed in the essay, there are several problems which will be similar to the ones which encountered in the different countries that will be mentioned in the essay.
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