In Emmanuel Dongala’s, Johnny Mad Dog, we see the significant factors of the plight of women and children in civil war situations. Throughout the world today, we see this mostly in the Middle East and in African countries. Like in the novel, many of these wars are caused by political debates, or for no reason at all. Like described in Johnny Mad Dog, militia fighters kill to kill no matter race, religion, ethnicity or gender. There usually is no reasoning behind any of the killings, but the main victims usually are women and children.
Refugee women flee various types of persecution, including female circumcision, morality codes, rape, and other forms of violence in search of protection of their most fundamental human rights. It is not that all those on move are successful in getting asylum or refugee status. The majority remains within their own countries; most of the rest stay in neighbouring countries in refugee camps or local communities. Only a small minority seek protection as asylum seekers or through refugee resettlement process. During refugee movements, women and girls risk further violations of their human rights, and have repeatedly been targeted as victims of rape, abduction and family violence.
The violence against women is a defilement of human rights. The violence has affect both on the victim, children and other members of the family. Amongst rural women, 72 percent believe that a man is justified for beating his wife or partner for any one of the reasons that is neglecting children, going out without telling him, arguing with him, refusing sex and burning food, which is somewhat very silly reason for the violence against women (Unknown,2015). Sonam Yangdon, a civil servant, said that violence against woman and girls is a violation of human rights, a public health epidemic and a barrier against solving global challenges such as extreme poverty, HIV/AIDS and conflicts (Rinzin, 2014). She also said that violence against women destroy the lives of millions of women and girls.
Males have reported incidences of assault against them which are intended to harm them take their life at many occasions. Traditional understanding and views of marriage, rape, sexuality, gender roles and self determination have started to be challenged in most Western countries during the 1960s and 1970s,as the common mentality of India to have at least one male child after marriage, in case if it’s not possible they are cursed and assaulted for having taken birth in the home, which has led to the subsequent criminalization of marital rape during the following decades. Battered woman have tendency to remain quiet, agonized and emotionally disturbed after the occurrence of
Many women have now come into the criminal justice system with an alarming history of emotional, physical, and sexual abuse. Between 85 to 90 percent of women who are either presently incarcerated or under the control of the justice system in the United States have a history of domestic and sexual abuse (Ajinkya, 2014). Risk factors in most women’s criminal behavior include substance abuse, mental illness, and spousal abuse. While it would be considerably more practical to treat these ladies than detain them or pay for cultivate arrangement for their kids, they are denied such rehabilitative measures; measures that could encourage their coordination once more into society as profitable individuals. Many adolescent girls also enter the juvenile justice system with a troubling history of emotional, physical, and sexual abuse brought forth by their family, friends, and often peers.
Once the trafficker has separated the individual from their family and the life they knew, they kidnap them and force them into sex labor (Cofsky). This is in direct violation of article four because these people are held in servitude against their will. Most of the people who are subjected to sex trafficking in Costa Rica and teenagers or people in their young twenties. The victims in Costa Rica can also be broken down to mostly women and young children as old as five and six years old. The situation is beyond humane because not only are people stolen or tricked into the trade, but children are sold by their parents to traffickers to pay off debts they
Like other women with or without disability for the most part are manhandled by somebody they know, for example, an acquaintance or a relative. Also, women with disability confront the danger of misuse by social insurance suppliers or parental figures. Guardians can withhold solution and assistive gadgets, for example, wheelchairs or props. They can likewise decline to help with day by day needs like showering, dressing, or eating. Throughout the last couple of years, there has been an expansion in the quantity of instances of rape on small kids and women with disability.
Men take women and use them. These types of abductions are common in Ethiopia. With it happening everywhere there, the society and economy of Ethiopia is failing. One such victim of sexual assault is Tejnesh Leweg’neh. She was abducted by 3 men who tried to force her to marry one of them.
In the recent past there have been several cases of children who have been defiled, murdered and dumped. These are innocent children whose youth is usually snatched away never to be “recovered”. It is important to note that Gender violence occurs in both the ‘public’ and ‘private’ spheres. Such violence not only occurs in the family and in the general community, but it is sometimes also perpetuated by the state through policies or the actions of agents of the state such as the police, military or immigration authorities. The police for example have allegedly been accused of stigmatizing rape victims.
Moreover, young girls are forced into prostitution because it brings in more money than any other job, and they were threatened by death if they tried to escape. Forcing young girls to do such a thing resulted in a big number of pregnancy and many of them were infected with sexually transmitted diseases. (Conflict Diamonds in West Africa,