Gender Inequality Among Women

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Gender inequality and women’s vulnerability are known to be the main factors of violence against women in many Asian countries. When we say inequality and vulnerability, we speak of the following aspects: economic, traditional, cultural and social. As we can see, women possess a weaker position in the society, which includes but is not limited to occupation, education, and economy. This is why it seemed to be normal for women to depend their lives on men when it comes to poverty. Another thing, there are things done by men that seem impossible for women. This resulted to gender bias, which is suffered by many women in all cultures and societies. Because of this gender inequality, many are attracted to commit violence against women. (Astbury, 2003).
The Anti-Violence Against Women and Their Children Act of 2004, known as the Republic Act No. 9262 has become the first step of the advocacy to eliminate VAW cases. It was on the 8th day of March, year 2004 when this law was signed, together with the celebration of the International Women’s Day.
The RA 9262 protects both women and children from commission of any violent acts. Any person who exercises abuse or any form of violence to a family or anyone within an intimate relationship will be punished by this law. It also penalizes violence
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This law covers sexual violence, physical as well as economic abuse. The only fitting people who can file for such complaint are women. On the other hand, the offender whom the victims can file complaint with can be either a male or female. This is the case because there are a relationship that is between a woman and a lesbian. A person whom a woman had a relationship with be it dating or merely sexual can also be filled with complaints covered by this law. You can learn more about this Violence against women and their children act through the primer created by Senator Pia Cayetano.
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