Domestic Violence Thesis

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Title: Injury in the dark: Curbing domestic violence against women in rural china I. Introduction Background Information (General statement of the problem): Domestic violence against women, which is “the most common type of violence against women worldwide”, refers to “the physical, emotional and/or sexual abuse of women by their intimate partners or ex-partners”(D.V.A.,2001). Thesis Statement: As domestic violence appears particularly prominent in rural china (Guo et al., 2003) , this article explores primary causes and feasible solutions of this phenomenon. Main Ideas by Section/Key Paragraphs Problem (1) Seriousness of the problem Topic Sentence (define the problem clearly) Domestic violence, which gains growing attention in both…show more content…
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. Elaboration/explanation with evidence: After the Reform and Opening-up, men who have physical advantages and master more resources take the lead in waking into the labor market so that women have to compensate the loss of labor. Then it results in the Agricultural Feminization. Men are still the major contributors to household income so they’re in power of dominant while rural women economically depend on their husbands. (Lieu,2011,pp.21-25) Cause Two (Topic…show more content…
Evaluation (Strengths and weaknesses with evidence) Strengths: It can effectively reduce the existing injury of domestic violence and provide follow-up care.(Ke,Wang&Zhang,2005,pp.138-141) After 1970,the intervention of health care system became one of the main topics in the area of anti-domestic violence. Active prevention and treatment policy were formulated and the rate of “general intimate couple violence” experienced an eighteen percent reduction.(Ke,Wang&Zhang,2005,p.140; Truman, J. L. ,2011,p.2). Weaknesses: Vast resourses and professionals are needed and the situation of demand exceeds supply is likely to occur. Solution Three (Topic sentence) The most fundamental method is to improve rural residents’ awareness of human rights and gender
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