Numerous women are assaulted in America, as well as all around the globe, and the worst part of this crime is that the women are the ones being rebuked for what happened to them. Victim blaming does not only happen in assaults against women, but also men who are also assaulted suffer the same accusations. So why is it that the victim’s of rape are blamed for something that was completely out of the victim 's control? Hayley Rose Horzepa states “Victim blaming however, is a huge part of our culture”. In this text Horzepa states people believe women are part of the cause of their raping.
The problem about violation against human rights has been one of the problems in our society. Number of cases and forms of violence against women not decreasing, it is conversely increasing. Considering about violence against women we should note that domestic violence is one of the most spread type of violence. This type of violence impacts the most negative for the society. Violence against girls and women and its criminal sides should not be only theme of talking in women’s society.
Living with domestic violence can cause physical and emotional harm to women. The physically effects of domestic violence against women by intimate partners is including injuries, gynecological disorders, mental health disorders, adverse pregnancy outcome, and sexually transmitted infections. Domestic violence against women affects the emotional such as, feelings, behaviors and can impact one’s mental stability. Increased anxiety, post - traumatic stress disorder and depression symptoms are commonly observed among survivors of domestic violence. The study of Thananowan and Kaesornsamut shows that women who experience violence during pregnancy has higher stress and depressive symptom, less social support, and lower self -
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 most prevalent form of Violence against women is Domestic Violence which is concealed and overlooked by majority of people irrespective of culture and country. According to UNICEF INNOCENTI DIGEST 2000, Domestic violence is defined as “Violence which includes, violence perpetrated by intimate partners and other family members, and manifested through: Physical abuse such as beating, kicking, threats with weapon and murder. It also includes traditional practices harmful to women such as female genital mutilation and wife
Through oppression of female gender stereotypes, victims of both genders have suffered through the socialization process when it comes to sexual assault and rape cases. This paper will aim to answer how traditional gender roles affect themes of sexual assault and rape in the court system. There tends to be a strong stigmatization between a potential victim and a significant reason for the negative perceptions people have towards victims. Through a feminist lens this paper will discuss the historical development of rape and sexual assault, men as victims and the act of victim blaming in today’s society. The Male Victim There has been numerous feminist researchers and activists which have pointed to rape and sexual assault as being a ‘women’s issue’ (Javaid, 2014).
Violent crimes directed towards women such as rape poses serious violations of human rights. The advocates of women’s rights have been able to put pressure on governments by placing gender-based violence in human rights framework to fulfill government’s obligations under international human rights law to punish and prevent such violence. However, despite a substantial number of contraventions, rape still exists in some form, filling the lives of women with pain and terror from which some might never recover. While the United Nations continues to promote democracy as the best system to secure women’s dignity and rights, India the world’s largest democracy fails to protect the nation’s women. 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.
The above scenarios are just a few examples of a worsening state of violence against women. Research also states that the common perpetrator of violence against women is their intimate partner; either husband or cohabited partner. “Violence against women is prevalent in society in the world. It is an expression of historically and culturally specific values and standard, which are executed today ‘through many social and political institutions that foster women’s subservience and discrimination against women and girls.” (UN, 1993) In Asia, violence against women is increasing quickly that takes a big effect not only on individual, family and home but also to the economy and productivity in region, officials and experts. In Vietnam, there were 30 percent of women reported physical, sexual or psychological harm.
It is planned that the survey of domestic violence against women will be issued in the middle of 2018. It also approves the conversion system through its various procedures. In view of all the procedures in place and the reality on the ground, the violence is still very widespread, reaching a statistical average for the last survey period in 2012. 37% of the couples are abusing their wives, and 16% of unmarried women are still subjected to violence from a family member. We are waiting for the 2018 survey to compare the procedures with reality, with our prediction that the percentage will rise because of the large awareness of the women institutions and to explain to them about the violence and its conceptualities and challenges and ways to confront it, creating a great awareness among women to distinguish between the situation of violence and evidence in fact providing protection conditions.
All over the world, women are still victims of domestic violence. Domestic violence is a public and social problem which leads to physical, emotional and psychological repercussions. The expression, “violence” can be described as any sexual, physical and emotional abuse against women by their family members. Domestic violence against women is a widespread issue all over of the world, however this human rights issue is least acknowledged by the society. Many families in the Pakistani society are, “conservative”, hence domestic violence is considered to be a personal affair in households.
It is further considered as a breach of international human rights. Sexual harassment may take two forms being quid pro quo (job benefits) and hostile working environment. Women today are successful, educated, empowered yet have to face bias in the form of sexual harassment at work place for many still believe in the prehistoric gender hierarchies. INTERNATIONAL LAW AND POLICIES ADRESSING THE ISSUES OF SEXUAL HARRASMENT OF WOMEN AT WORKPLACE – IN BRIEF Sexual harassment has sparked developments around the globe resulting in a comprehensive legal system, drawing inspiration from other legal systems known as