Through oppression of female gender stereotypes, victims of both genders have suffered through the socialization process when it comes to sexual assault and rape cases. This paper will aim to answer how traditional gender roles affect themes of sexual assault and rape in the court system. There tends to be a strong stigmatization between a potential victim and a significant reason for the negative perceptions people have towards victims. Through a feminist lens this paper will discuss the historical development of rape and sexual assault, men as victims and the act of victim blaming in today’s society. The Male Victim There has been numerous feminist researchers and activists which have pointed to rape and sexual assault as being a ‘women’s issue’ (Javaid, 2014).
All of this brings to life the women 's sense of fear and insecurity and an obstacle to the realization of their aspirations for equality. There are some types of violenceation against women which are mostly spread in Kyrgyzstan: Physical violence, sexual violence, cultural violence, verbal abuse, psychological violence. Physical, sexual and psychological violence occurring in the family, including battering, sexual abuse of female children in the family, violence related to dowry, marital rape, female genital mutilation female genital mutilation and other traditional practices harmful to women. In general the term "violence against women" means any perfect gender-based act of violence that results in, or is likely to harm the physical, sexual or psychological health or suffering to women, including threats of such acts, coercion or arbitrary deprivation of liberty, whether occurring in public or in private life. Other acts of violence against women include violation of the rights of women in situations of armed conflict, in particular murder, systematic rape, sexual slavery and forced pregnancy
There are many movements to try to bring awareness of the many missing and murdered Indigenous women. Since the Indian Act does discriminate against women because Indigenous women are inferior due to the western ideologies “as dictated by the Act, they are branded deviants and considered fair game for mistreatment,” furthermore proving that the Indian Act is subjecting the Native women to criticism because they do no tact like the white women. Violence among indigenous women is also on the rise, “the Native Women’s Association of Canada found that between the 1960’s and 2010, 582 Igneous women and girls went missing or were murdered,” which has Indigenous women fearing for their lives because they do not know if their loved ones will ever be found. Indigenous women are stereotyped to living in a high-risk way since they are not living a “normal” lifestyle, the police do not do much; however, if the person was white the police would do more to help locate the white woman. The families of the missing women do not get the attention that they need to help find the missing person because “police may [be] aware of [the] practices of endangering Indigenous women but do nothing about them,” which proves that Indigenous people are often put to the side since they are not as important.
The above scenarios are just a few examples of a worsening state of violence against women. Research also states that the common perpetrator of violence against women is their intimate partner; either husband or cohabited partner. “Violence against women is prevalent in society in the world. It is an expression of historically and culturally specific values and standard, which are executed today ‘through many social and political institutions that foster women’s subservience and discrimination against women and girls.” (UN, 1993) In Asia, violence against women is increasing quickly that takes a big effect not only on individual, family and home but also to the economy and productivity in region, officials and experts. In Vietnam, there were 30 percent of women reported physical, sexual or psychological harm.
Women slaves had the ignoble work and their masters could control their fertility. In addition, they suffered from sexual harassment of the violence, threat and emotional fraud.  In fact, the targets of the gender discrimination are 3 types: men, women, transgendered discrimination. This essay focuses on the women discrimination (sexism) mainly. There are many forms of the sexism which include occupational sexism, sexual harassment and violence, reproductive choices, educational attainment, political empowerment, health care and many others.
Disconcertingly, 31% of girls and 16% of boys reported at least one experience of sexual violence (Gill, 109). There also clearly exists a gender divergence in relation to emotional violence. Women are more likely to experience emotional violence, different types of emotional violence, and intimidation/control. A third of women stated they had been made fun of and one in five girls reported that partners often yelled at them and controlled their lives (Gill, 115). In all these categories men reported much lower repeated
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.
LITERATURE REVIEW INTIMATE PARTNER VIOLENCE AGAINST WOMEN IN NIGERIA UNICEF in its study in 2001 asserted that traditionally in Nigeria, as in many other African countries, the beating of wives and children is widely sanctioned as a form of discipline14. Therefore, in beating their children parents believe they are instilling discipline in them, much the same way as in husbands beating their wives, who are regarded like children to be prone to indiscipline which must be curbed. Cases of domestic violence against women have been on the increase in Nigeria. There have been reports of cases of husbands killing and maiming their wives in the newspapers15 and media. The statistics presented by This Day newspaper 2011 are daunting showing that about 50% of women have been battered by their husbands14.
The Government of India has been trying to curb this issue through implementation of new laws, fast track courts and reinforcement of old laws. Consequences of Violence against Women Violence against women and girls affects the health (mental and physical), employment and finances in addition to the indefinable distress and impacts on quality of life and the effects it has on children. Some of the consequences include: • Physical injuries such as fractures and hemorrhaging, and long-term ailments (e.g. gastrointestinal, central nervous system disorders, chronic pain); • Psychological illnesses, such as depression, nervousness, post-traumatic stress disorder, attempted suicide; • Sexual and reproductive health problems, such as STD’s (including HIV), and other chronic conditions; sexual dysfunction; unwanted pregnancies and unsafe abortion; • Poor social skills and social isolation; • Death for both women and their children (from neglect, injury, pregnancy-related-risks, suicide and/or HIV and
INTRODUCTION Sexual harassment at work place is a pollutant that clouds the working environment and can have devastating effects on the health , confidence, morale and performance of the victim. This hazard is encountered by many women across the world , therefore this issue has been addressed by many international groups like the United Nations, International Labour Organisation, European Union, the Caribbean community amongst a few besides the state laws of every country dealing with it separately for it is an extremely complex and sensitive matter. Over 50 countries have prohibited sexual harassment at work place through national legislation or labour codes, whereas India become one of them only in 2013. Sexual harassment encompasses any act of physical intimacy, sexual favour making anther feel offended and humiliated or an unwelcome and unreasonable conduct. It is further considered as a breach of international human rights.