However, the most common ones that we need to know are: • Anger related – A crime of passion or anger can lead to a lot of things in your life. A common example would be a sexual assault due to a personal grudge on the woman. This is done to defile and degrade the victim as an ultimatum. • Power assertive – A person with underlying feelings of inadequacy feeds their issues with respect to mastery, control, dominance, strength, intimidation, authority and capability only to show their competency. This becomes repetitive and compulsive which leads to a lot of rapes in a short span of time.
This stops us from addressing the real sources of the problem, for example people’s attitudes to violence and to relationships between men and women, also known as gender relations. Myths take away the dignity and humanity of the survivor, causing her more trauma and pain and lowering her chances of recovery. Myths also prevent many rapists from being prosecuted. It is vital that all of us in society reject these myths, so that survivors may fully recover and more rapists be convicted. Note: Many of these myths and facts refer to rape between a man and a woman and the ideas that people have about this.
Gender based violence is predominantly a male-patterned violence: a prevalent violence committed most often but not always by men and it is often motivated by aggression, revenge, competition, and entitlement. Gender based violence also includes sexual and other violence against women, partners and children. The Centre for Rights Education and Awareness, (2006) viewed Gender Violence as the physical sexual and psychological violation against both men and women, which occurs within the family and the community and is condoned by the government. From the female perspective it can also be defined as violence against women based on women’s lesser status in the society. This includes any act or threat by men or male dominated institutions that is intended to cause physical, sexual or psychological harm to a woman or a girl because of their gender.
Other reasons for victims to not cooperate or fear to report are as follows: "fear of disbelief from authorities, fearing that without significant injuries that the rape will not be taken seriously, harmful publicity, retribution from the rapist, insensitive treatment by law enforcement and hospital staff, rejection by mate or family, blame for the rape". (Crisis Intervention in Criminal Justice and Social Service, Hendricks & Hendricks, P.295). A study was also done that found that age, race and marital status of the victim can play large role in reporting the
Rape and sexual assault does not only occur in the ancient times of The Scarlet Letter but is extremely prevalent in today’s society and is normalized through the depiction of rape culture presented in the media. In today’s society, it is imperative to address the rape culture that is being cultivated by the objectification of women, normalization of violence against them, and the recurring victimization of the victim because it leaves men confused in their relationships with women and women feeling disempowered and violated. One of the initial causes of rape culture is the way in which women are being objectified by men and the media as it creates a society that disregards women’s rights and safety. From a very young age, men are encouraged to believe that all women are property because of the media. In magazine advertisements, it has been tested that sexual objectification occurs more frequently for women than for men and that women are 3 times more likely to be dressed in a sexually provocative manner.
Rape is “unlawful sexual activity and usually sexual intercourse carried out forcibly or under threat of injury against will usually of a female or with a person who is beneath a certain age or incapable of valid consent” (G & C Merriam CO). Sexual assault and rape are similar and can get confused with each other. Assault is more attempted rape, while rape is fully succeeding what they were trying to do. It is very dangerous and if ever put into that situation then get help even if you’re scared, report whoever did this to
Introduction: Gender-based violence (GBV) is the general term used to capture violence that occurs as a result of the normative role prospects linked with each gender, along with the unequal power relationships between the two genders, within the context of a specific society (Bloom 2008, p14).While women, girls, men and boys can be victims of GBV, the main focus is on violence against women and girls. This is not to say that gender-based violence against men does not exist. For instance, men can become targets of physical or verbal attacks for disobeying major concepts of masculinity, for example because they have sex with men. Men can also become victims of violence in the family – by partners or children. (Bloom 2008, p14)However, it has
Does anyone know what is sexual violence? According to wikipedia sexual violence is any sexual act to obtain a sexual act by violence, acts to traffic a person or acts directed against a person 's sexuality, regardless of the relationship to the victim. It occurs in times of peace and armed conflict situations, is widespread and is considered to be one of the most traumatic, pervasive, and most common human rights violations. * -------> *read directly from card* From what I researched, sexual violence is a serious health problem and an aggressive act that aims to express power and dominance over the victim through sexual harassment. Sexual assault and sexual abuse are two common types of sexual violence.
Introduction Sexual offenders usually cause great harm to the societal at large leading a high level of public concern. When a person commits a sex-related crime, he or she is referred as a sex offender. Different culture and legal jurisdiction have different meaning and understanding about what constitutes a sex crime. When determining what to do with a sex offender, when and how to do it and the reasons for doing that, should be considered carefully. Development, needs, levels of risk and functioning of such individuals should be taken into consideration.
Prior to analysing the applicability of the restorative justice approach vis-à-vis sexual violence or gendered harms, it is pertinent to understand that sexual violence is a serious breach of trust and often a relationship betrayal. In the context of India, the offence of sexual violence may comprise of sexual harassment of women, use of criminal force to women with the intent to outrage her modesty or with the intent to disrobe, stalking, voyeurism and rape. The survivors and offenders of sexual violence suffer from discriminating feelings of humiliation and stigma as a result of the responses from their surroundings. While on one hand, the survivors are not readily accepted by the society and there is a propagation of indignity and stigma by