Speech On Violence Against Women

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Many centuries have come and gone, man has evolved, technology has developed, the world has grown and people have changed, but violence against women still seem to be prevalent across the globe. Women continue to be discriminated, exploited, oppressed, degraded, humiliated and have often been treated as second class citizens.
Violence is a behaviour which involves using of a physical force with the intention of causing hurt, or to damage something or someone, or to kill. Violence against women is a prevalent and widespread and it is one that crosses geographic, economic and racial lines. While men are also victims of violence, women are immensely
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Many-a-times it is the by-product of a patriarchal society, one in which women are denied equal rights and are often made to be house wives or treated lesser than a man. It is often observed that men who our ill-literate, have a history of child abuse or have been exposed to violence themselves often commit violence against women. On the other hand it is seen that women who are ill-literate, have been exposed to violence or have been exposed to violence are more like to be accepting of violent behaviour and male privilege and okay with a subordinate…show more content…
If ancient thinker were so forward in their thinking why then are we so backward? Why are we still ill-treating women and subjugating them to violence and supressing them?
The United Nations went on to define violence against women as "any act of gender-based violence that results in, or is likely to result in, physical, sexual, or mental harm or suffering to women, including threats of such acts, coercion or arbitrary deprivation of liberty, whether occurring in public or in private life." Violence against women is also known as ‘gender based’ violence because the acts of violence are committed against women. They are often considered as hate crimes since it targets a specific group with the victim's gender as a primary motive.
Some forms of violence are rape, domestic violence, sexual harassment, female infanticide, sex determination practices, etc. There are other practices which stem from custom and traditional beliefs like honour killing, dowry deaths, child marriage,
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