The headline reads: “Delhi’s Shame: Girl battles for life after gang-rape in bus”. Here’s what it tells you: the victim was a 23-year-old paramedical student. She was stripped naked, brutally beaten up, raped and thrown out of a moving vehicle by six men. Here’s what it didn’t tell you: it was not just an ‘unfortunate’
All these psychological harm can put the child’s life in danger of self-harm, suicide and post-traumatic stress disorder. Moreover, prostituted children are at a high risk of enduring injuries and violence. They may be physically and emotionally abused into submission by the perpetrators. In most cases, girls fall pregnant and are often forced to ‘induce miscarriage’ which is an abortion performed by the pregnant girl herself outside the recognized medical system. From research done, I have found out that most of these perpetrators are local business man, land owners and basically, men with a lot of money and less
Sexual violence has been plaguing the Bahamas for years. In 1995, “sexual offences, particularly those involving women under 16 years, have police in Grand Bahama worried” (Thurston, 1). In 2007, with 133 rapes per 100,000 people, the Bahamas was reported to have one of the highest amounts of rapes per capita in the Caribbean (UN Women, Online). I believe that sexual violence is an appalling crime to commit and persons who
Gender based violence is predominantly a male-patterned violence: a prevalent violence committed most often but not always by men and it is often motivated by aggression, revenge, competition, and entitlement. Gender based violence also includes sexual and other violence against women, partners and children. The Centre for Rights Education and Awareness, (2006) viewed Gender Violence as the physical sexual and psychological violation against both men and women, which occurs within the family and the community and is condoned by the government. From the female perspective it can also be defined as violence against women based on women’s lesser status in the society. This includes any act or threat by men or male dominated institutions that is intended to cause physical, sexual or psychological harm to a woman or a girl because of their gender.
A silent war when mostly thousands of women and children were systematically and brutally raped. More, the sexual violence and ethnic cleansing that have been used in African wars clearly undermine “the social fabric of enemy cultures by disintegrating their basic social unit, the family, through various forms of sexual and other physical and violent attacks on
“Gab” had done theft, burglary, and abuse of drugs and solvents several times. “Anjo” committed arson at age of eight. “Troy,” who was charged of frustrated homicide at age seventeen. One Sunday dawn, Mark Joseph Barrientos was attacked and murdered by “Crips” gang members without warning. Marlon raped his younger sister at the age of 10.
This greed is especially shown as he is trying obtain power through his rape of women. This greed also continues on through his intense desire to murder people. Once Bateman feels an urge to spill blood he cannot stop himself until he does so. This theme of greed also reflects high society, as society labeled high society as greedy human beings. These characters in this novel all represent wealthy people and they all display constant
Causes of sexual violence in South Sudan ‘The captain ordered the soldiers to choose any woman they felt like they wanted among us. Ten soldiers chose me… They took me inside a small room where then they decided to rape me. They pulled off my clothes and the 10 of them raped me, twice each… Some of them wanted to rape me using objects but others advised them ‘We shouldn’t do that, let us just use our penises.’ They used both sides [vaginal and anal rape].’ Nyaguene There are so many causes of sexual violence in South Sudan, looking closely and clearly at the incidences where sexual violence happens, one would realize that the predominate causes of sexual violence in the country is Civil conflict among other factors that might be also contributing to increase acts of sexual violence in the country. In the ongoing civil war, there are some evidence to suggest that sexual violence has been used as a weapon of war, other instances of rape and other-related offenses appear to be far more indiscriminate, in most cases the perpetrators openly abuse their
i) Poverty: Widespread poverty Among all the factors that cause the human trafficking in Nigeria, poverty always has been targeted as the principle driving force behind the human trafficking (Sanni, 2011, p.210). Poverty is usually listed as the first on any list of human trafficking factors in developing world. According to Daily Trust (2008), in 2008, 69 millions Nigerian lived in below poverty line and 70% below poverty level. It seems like Nigeria’s social status has remained very poor compared with other developing countries. Although Nigeria has many natural resources especially in terms of oil producer and become the eleventh largest oil producer in the world and the largest in the African state, it still remained as one of the poorest countries in the world.