To examine the impact of domestic violence on the abused women, their children and inter-family relations. To suggest measures to control, minimize and, if possible, eradicate family violence against women. To prevent demand for dowry and demand for male child and abortion. To recommend safety measures to women and to raise their status in their homes and society at large. Note - The given above reasons for this research is because these reasons determine the health of women as they often suffer, stress, trauma, physical, and sexual abuse psychologically or emotionally.
Undoubtedly, violence against women becomes very popular nowadays. It is clear that many organizations have proved the violent actions against women in many countries. Many studies have been conducted in this respect in order to discuss this issue and determine causes and effects of women violence. In addition, women around the world suffer from violence either from their husbands or from groups in those countries. Women in Asia and Africa are the best example for this phenomenon.
Violence against women has been a smoldering issue in the past, and this issue has already been highlighted with time. This violence present not only in the societies under developed countries as well as around the world. If we are talking about Pakistan, this violence against women takes many forms. Number of range of this violence namely murder, gang rape, sexual physical attack, kidnapping, torturing and beating, burning and acid attacks, disfigurement, by verbal abusing, sexual harassment and victim alive burnings. (Raza, 2009).
(WHO, 2016) In addition, women around the world suffer from violence either from their husbands or from groups in those countries. Women in Asia and Africa are the best example for this phenomenon. Therefore, this study will discuss violence against women including causes of violence against women, effects of violence against women, examples of countries where women suffer from violence and ways to overcome and avoid violence against women and ways to treat this problem. The paper will also discuss what people think about violence against women and whether if it is existed. In fact, many people think that violence against women is existed due to many factors.
“Gender Violence/Violence against Women” Dr. Guruprasad S Y Lecturer in English and Research Scholar Seshadripuram Degree College, Mysuru “[V]iolence against women” is understood as a violation of human rights and a form of discrimination against women and shall mean all acts of ‘gender-based violence’ that result in, or are likely to result in physical, sexual, domestic, psychological and economic 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 and girls is one of the most widespread abuses of human rights in worldwide, affecting one third of all women in their lifetime. It is the leading cause of death and disability of women of all ages and has many other health consequences- physical and psychological. Violence against women and girls is a
This study seeks to understand international law and domestic violence with focus on the Islamic Republic of Afghanistan Domestic violence is very prevalent in Afghanistan with majority of targets being women and children. However the main focus in this research would be the women. Domestic Violence against women can be called domestic abuse, spousal abuse, battering and family violence, furthermore it is a serious concern because not only is it a violent act committed against women, it also violates their human rights. Tjaden & Thoennes (2000) defined domestic violence as rape, assault and stalking perpetuated by current and former dates, spouses and cohabiting partners. The Office of Violence against Women (2007) defines domestic violence as a pattern of abusive behavior in any relationship that is used by one partner to gain or maintain power and control over another intimate partner.
Women has encountered sexism on a daily basis since history books could even record them. Countless times throughout time, women faced through struggles of unfair treatment, discrimination, and oppression due to the basis of their gender. From a piece written by Carol Tavris, it is mentioned that when men have problems of their own, society often blames it on his personality or the environment he is in. However, when women have problems, society blames it on her mental state or psyche. The explanations we make of females with men are so different because of how prominent sexism is in this society.
All of these reading’s talk about the power of sexism and the importance of adolescents to see positive relationships in the media. Working to prevent violence in young people’s lives must be a high priority for any of us committed to creating a better world for the next generation and to helping young women maximize on their full potential (Worcester 258). The media has normalized abuse against women, whether that be sexual, physical or mental abuse, which in turn I think makes it harder for women to leave the abuse. Some women who suffer abuse do not even realize that there is something wrong with the way they are being treated especially for adolescents that has seen this kind of violence their whole lives. A More Hidden Crime: Adolescent Battered Women states how important it is for adolescents to see positive relationships.
When men occupy a superior position, they have the power to control women and their lives. Men determine the likelihoods of women to access opportunities, such as form of education, public facility, career, etc. The power men have over women later gives rise to gender problems between them, which is known as gender discrimination. Hosseini’s‘A Thousands Splendid Suns’ is a novel that shows the plight of women who suffer from gender discrimination in a strong patriarchal society of Afghanistan. With the feminist theory and women’s problems as the background, we are able to see that gender discrimination depicted in the novel is complex.