Hania Hammouda ESW Section 1 19th of January Domestic Violence Domestic violence is a behavior which entails violence or abuse in a familial or private context—such as violence amongst a married couples or cohabitation (an unmarried couple that lives together). Domestic violence includes: domestic abuse, family abuse, family violence and intimate partner violence. Aggressive behaviour at home makes everything harder and less beneficial for humans, moreover, it dissociates family members from each other. Stopping domestic violence is a must, whether people think it is acceptable or not. The most common types of domestic violence for both genders is sexual abuse, disregarding sexual orientation.
Domestic violence is truly an abuse of human rights. It can also be seen as a pattern of behaviour which involves violence or other abuse by one person against another at home or in a domestic setting, such as in marriage or cohabitation. Domestic
Domestic violence is an international problem which is everybody’s business even if one is not being abused. 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
It includes not only sexual assault and rape, but also harassment, such as forcing a partner to have sex with other people, pursuing sexual activity when the victim is not fully conscious or is afraid to say no, hurting partner physically during sex and coercing partner to have sex without protection / sabotaging birth control. (Waithayawongkorn et al., 2009) The effects of domestic violence against womenby intimate partners are the both of physically and emotionally from multiple traumas. These traumas can have various effects on the mind, body and spirit. It is natural to experience these, and acknowledging the effects can be an important first step in embarking on a process towards restoration and healing. Living with domestic violence can cause physical and emotional harm to women.
Sexual violence includes violent behavior like forced sexual contact, rape, forcing a victim to have sex with others which may cause injury to the person’s sex organ. Psychological violence which is sometimes related to emotional violence but in this particular case the objective is to cause fear and disorientation in other to gain control. It is associated with three subclasses – intimidation, harassment and threats. Methuselah further explains that elsewhere; it is argued that violence against women occurs in three levels: the home, the community and the state. In the home, a woman may surfer violence through battering, by her spouse; in the community she is exposed to violence through rape, sexual assault and the commercialization of the female body, while the state subjects her to violence through discriminating policies which affects her.
The Office of Violence against Women (2007) defines domestic violence as a pattern of abusive behavior in any relationship that is used by one partner to gain or maintain power and control over another intimate partner. It can happen to anyone regardless of race, age, religion, or gender. It can also take many forms, such as physical abuse, sexual abuse, economic and psychological abuse. The UN Declaration on the Elimination of Violence Against Women (1993) states that violence against women is a manifestation of
Family violence different forms: a. physical b. emotional c. sexual III. steps to restrain family violence: a. talk to the victim b. learn about domestic violence c. join organizations that fights family violence THE FAMILY VIOLENCE Family violence is a form of abuse acts, that exist between family members in order to gain power and control. Family violence has been
The Role of Government and Society According to Malaysia Domestic Violence Act 1994, domestic violence is an action that causing physical injury to the victim, and psychological abuse which includes emotional injury, as well as damage to property with intent to cause distress to the victim; by a person against his or her spouse, his or her former spouse, a child, an incapacitated adult and any other member of family. Domestic violence affects various people in the family system including intimate partner, women, a teenage girl, children and an incapacitated adult in Malaysia. Domestic violence issue, however, indirectly impacted these minority group. However, women experiencing intimate partner violence are more likely having poor physical
Domestic violence can be defined as a pattern of violent behaviors including physical, sexual and psychological assaults, by one person against another in a private environment, i.e. household. Witnessing these violent acts lead to severe psychological, behavioral and social effects on youngsters that can possibly last their lifetimes. Research supports this, stating that, “children who are exposed to violence in the home may have difficulty learning and limited social skills, exhibit violent, risky or delinquent behavior, or suffer from depression or severe anxiety. Children in the