Intimate Partner Violence Against Women

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Intimate Partner Violence The definition of violence against women evolves many times as these experiences become known. Intimate partner violence is the most common form of violence against women and includes physical, sexual and, emotional abuse and controlling behavior buy an intimate partner. Intimate partner violence (IPV) occurs in all settings and among all socioeconomic, religious and cultural groups. The overwhelming global burden of IPV is borne by women(WHO). In the year of 1993, the UN General Assembly defines violence as any act, that results in physical, sexual or psychological harm to women including threats of such act, coercion of liberty, whether occurring in private…show more content…
While women experience multiple forms of violence over the course of their lives, the most common form of violence occurs at the hands of someone they know, often a family member or intimate partner. Intimate partner violence (IPV) is defined as single or recurrent threats or acts of mental, physical, and sexual types of abuse, aggression or assault from a previous or current intimate partner(Godoy-Ruiz). Although IPV can occur in same sex relationships and be perpetrated by either men or women, in the vast majority of cases the perpetrator is male and the victim female. Domestic violence is also the most common factor contributing to homelessness among women and their children. They may be forced from their homes in order to escape violence, disrupting social support networks as well as children’s schooling and social networks (Foubert). Women who have lived with a violent partner are also more likely to experience financial difficulties or hardship because of the relationship. In Canada, the 2009 General Social Survey found that 7 % of Canadian women with a current or former spouse reported being physically or sexually victimized by their…show more content…
Starting in the late 1960s, women came together in consciousness-raising groups to reveal their individual experiences to each other. Through these discussions, women realized that violence against women is a collective oppression that affects all women(Kerner). Alberta 's minister of justice has introduced legislation that would eliminate a two-year time limit survivors of sexual assault currently have to file civil legal action against their assailant. Minister of Justice and Solicitor General Kathleen Ganley made the announcement about Bill 3 (March 7) at the Sexual Assault Centre of Edmonton about the post-secondary sexual violence and sexual harassment policy. "In Canada, most survivors never reach out for help and some never tell anyone. The cost for survivors is great, the cost to all of us is great. This legislation will help lift this veil of silence and it will encourage more to reach out for help(Filbert). Exposition of male violence against women has faced backlash, much like every other feminist gain. Sometimes it is subtle, like the terminology "domestic violence," terminology that hides who is the victim and who is the perpetrator. So, sometimes women get a unfair advantage against

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