The Gender violence is so deep rooted in a woman’s lifetime, that freedom from the threat of harassment, battering, and sexual assault is a concept that most of woman have a hard time imagining because violence is such an extensive part of the culture and their spirits. General economic dependence on their families and fear of social ostracization act as a significant deterrent for a woman. Poverty, inability to express, homelessness, isolation from family and friends and many other things contribute to the victimization of the women in society. Instead of putting the perpetrator to justice, the society’s focus shifts to the woman. The patriarchal social norms inhibit
The most important human rights are being violated when women are being deprived. It is one of the most pervasive of human rights violations, denying women and girls equal status, secure living conditions, self-esteem, recognition, and their right to freedom. The aspect of Violence is widely spreading across the spheres of class, creed, religion, income, culture, age and education. Though Violence is forbidden in many societies, when it comes to violation of women’s human rights it is often legitimized under the veil of traditional, cultural and religious practices. The most obvious and habitual form of violence is that which takes place in four walls or at homes which is often ignored or not considered heinous crime and thus a passive response is displayed by the law.
"The life of a Dalit Woman", Kumud Pawad (1995) argues that for understanding day to day experiences of Dalit women it is to be needed to analyzed and explain the social mobility among them. For understanding those experiences she employed the ethnographic approach to tease out the pluralistic views of the gendered dimensions of their quotidian life. She studied the experiences of Dalit women in different aspects for the representation of socio-cultural and political realm. In her study she highlighted the marginalized status of Dalit women. She also found that the impact of Brahrnanical ethos on gender marginalized on those Dalit women who chose to remain within the Hindu fold.
Many women are too embarrassed to talk about it, some believe it to be untreatable and many women think that it is a natural process of ageing. Reluctance to express, embarrassment, culture, dependant on husband and families for treatment, poor economic background, fear of surgery and pain are reasons for non- consultation (Singh
Parenting has been a long practice that desires and demands unconditional sacrifices. Sacrifice is something that makes motherhood worthwhile. The mother-child relationship can be a standout amongst the most convoluted, and fulfilling, of all connections. Women are fuel by self-sacrifice and guilt - but everyone is the better for it. Their youngsters, who feel adored; whatever is left of us, who are saved disagreeable experiences with adolescents raised without affection or warmth; and mothers most importantly.
In India, rape is the fastest growing crime and reports indicate that rape of women and young girls in India has increased considerably especially in recent years. According to the National Crime Records Bureau in India (NCRB), there has been a startling increase of 873.3 percent in the number of rape cases registered in India from 1971 to 2011 (The Times
Abstract: This research paper focuses on domestic violence which is a widespread social and public problem in Pakistan. To address the issue of domestic violence means questioning the norms and the values of the society. Domestic violence is an important issue in Pakistan which imposes restrictions on women to stand up for their rights. In my research paper I have talked about many factors which contribute to domestic violence in Pakistan for example lack of education and awareness, misconceptions about Islamic concepts regarding women, financial problems and lastly lack of women empowerment. The absence of proper legal frame work and system of laws regarding domestic violence is one of the main reasons as to why this issue cannot be eliminated in the society.
Crimes against Women in Domestic and Public Places “A society that is unable to respect, protect and nurture its women and children loses its moral moorings and runs adrift.” Crime against Women means direct or indirect physical or mental cruelty to women. Crimes directed specifically against women and in which only women are victims are characterized as “crimes against women”. Women are put on high pedestal of goddess calling her “shaktirupa” on one hand, but in reality treated as a less human even. Irrespective of religion, culture and economic system, women suffer deprivation, humiliation and denial of basic human rights in almost all walks of life, everywhere, at every stage in varying degrees. Crime against women are growing day by day which are unbearable in every possible need.
Quoting Dr. Ambedkar from his article “The Rise and Fall of Hindu Women”, he argues that Hindu religion through its religious texts, such as the Manusmriti always degraded women. He thought of Manusmriti as a text which was anti-women and anti-Dalit text, where women and Dalits are degraded. Hindu scriptures like Ramayana & Mahabharata have women characters who are bold in their ways like Draupadi, Kaikeyi, even Sita for that matter and her decision to go back to mother Earth instead of giving a test of purity are instances where the woman is not agreeing to the norm laid by the society. This sort of portrayal is not given emphasis by our preachers. The character of Kaikeyi is not given any importance as she is a woman of ambition, same for Draupadi.
Women’s empowerment in India is deeply dependent on different kind of variables that consists the geographical areas (urban / rural), social status (caste and class) and age and educational level. There are various policies on Women’s empowerment exist at the national, state and panchayat levels in many areas, including, economic opportunities, health, education and gender based violence issues and political participation. However there are important gap between policy advancements and actual practice at the community level. Empowerment of women is basically the process of boost up of social, economic and political level of women, the traditionally underprivileged ones, in the society of different places. It is the method of guarding them against all forms of violence and other kind of negativity.