Essay On Gender Violence Against Women

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“Gender Violence/Violence against Women”
Dr. Guruprasad S Y
Lecturer in English and Research Scholar
Seshadripuram Degree College, Mysuru
“[V]iolence against women” is understood as a violation of human rights and a form of discrimination against women and shall mean all acts of ‘gender-based violence’ that result in, or are likely to result in physical, sexual, domestic, psychological and economic harm or suffering to women, including threats of such acts, coercion or arbitrary deprivation of liberty, whether occurring in public or in private life.
Violence against women and girls is one of the most widespread abuses of human rights in worldwide, affecting one third of all women in their lifetime. It is the leading cause of death and disability of women of all ages and has many other health consequences- physical and psychological. Violence against women and girls is a
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Many women experience multiple episodes of violence that may start in the prenatal period and continue through childhood to adulthood and old age. The lifecycle approach to ‘gender-based violence helps one understand the cumulative impact of violence experienced by women and girls, especially in terms of its physical and mental health consequences. Gender violence is also the most powerful predictor of rape, sexual assault, psychological abuse and relationship violence. These crimes are predominantly against women and perpetrated by men. Gender violence highlights a male-patterned violence: a prevalent violence committed most often but not always by men, often motivated by aggression, revenge, competition, and entitlement, and includes sexual and other violence against women, girls and children. To prevent ‘gender violence/discrimination’, the whole mankind should change their view towards equality in the society. People should get proper education regarding the gender violence and its causes and

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