Violence is a global problem that can be prevented. The global report on violence and health released by WHO on Geneva, 3 October 2002 presented violence as a global public health issue.” Violence kill more than 1.6 million people every year.” In addition millions are left with injuries as a result of violence and suffers from physical sexual reproductive ad mental health issues.” Death and disability caused by violence is one of the leading public health issue in our time. Forms of violence differ in various setting but most of the Violence against takes place in the family setting. Violence against women is a significant health and social problem affecting all societies but often goes unnoticed. This is still acceptable in many parts of the countries and is accepted as part of normal behavior. Gender based violence includes domestic violence forced sex and others occurring in different locations and situations such as in the home in prisons or in the community. “In the economically undeveloped countries women violence is more pronounced (Holtz 2012). Violence against women affects all spheres of a woman life her autonomy as a woman, her capacity to care for herself and her children boyfriends. Most women, who die due to homicide, are killed by their current or former husband or by their boyfriend. In some countries these homicides can be high as 70%. Data suggests that nearly one in four women experience sexual violence by an intimate partner in their lifetime, with some…
Capezza, N. M., & Ximena, A. B. (2008). “Why do people blame the victims of abuse? The role of stereotypes on women on perception of blame.” Springer Science Business Media, LLC., 59, 839-850. doi: 10.1007/s11199-008-9488-1 < Herb Thomas>
This research showed a growing trend in that if women are abused it is common to try to find ways to place the responsibility of the abuse on the victims. This study seeks to demonstrate some of the rational for this blame. The research…
VIOLENCE AGAINST WOMEN
Violence against women is a pervasive and widespread plague on our society- one that crosses geographic, economic and racial lines.
While men are also victims of a family violence, women overwhelmingly are the targets especially when it comes to sexual assault and psychological abuse.
So why should we care about violence against women? Chances are, someone close to you has been, is or will be a victim.
This is not something that only happens to “other people” or in “those…
Domestic violence has been prevalent throughout history, quickly gaining a disheartening reality of popularity. It seems as though it has become a disaster. The same question still remains, though, for many. What is it like, and why can’t the victims just walk away without explanation to his or her abuser and without emotional attachment?
It’s not as easy as it looks. Women who are in an abusive relationship often feel as if they deserve the abuse…
Violence Against Women
Violence against women is an issue around the world. There are two significant threats that are discussed in the following paper; sex trafficking and gender biased violence. Although gender biased violence has many matters within itself, the two elaborated on are honor killings/rapes and female genitalia mutilation. Sex trafficking is one of the largest criminal circulations in the world today, and is a lifestyle women are often forced to live…
Domestic violence can best be describe as violent or aggressive behavior within the home, typically involving the violent abuse of a spouse or partner according to the Oxford English Dictionary. The dictionary of American English phrase “domestic violence as” typically refers to violence between adult intimate partners. It has been estimated that every year there are about 3.3 to 10 million children exposed to domestic violence in the confines of their own home (). According to research conducted…
Violence Across the Globe
Family and Domestic Violence
July 16, 2013
Violence Across the Globe
Domestic violence and abuse can occur between anyone, regardless of race, sex, class or gender and is not limited to occurring just in the United States alone. It is now considered a global health concern, affecting an estimated one third of all women across the globe (Chelala, 2013). Domestic violence isn’t subjected to physical abuse alone; it may include intimate partner violence…
Violence against women has plagued humankind for as long as we can remember. While
most people see it as an issue that women have to constantly fight against, the article, “Involving
Men In Efforts to End Violence Against Women,” gives the most direct solution, which is to
involve men in the fight. The article starts off by stating the feminist reason that men must be a
part of the prevention of violence is because men are mostly the ones committing these violent
acts. They also tie…
Domestic violence is a pattern of behavior which involves violence or other abuse by one person against another in a domestic context, such as in marriage or cohabitation. Intimate partner violence is domestic violence against a spouse or other intimate partner. Domestic violence can take place in heterosexual or same-sex relationships. Domestic violence can take a number of forms including physical, emotional, verbal, economic and sexual abuse, which can range from subtle, coercive forms to marital…
Domestic abuse against women
In her news article, the spokesperson for amnesty international describes domestic violence as a worldwide phenomenon that violates the human rights of female victims (Mite, 2005). In addition, the United Nations Children’s Fund (UNICEF) described violence against women as “a global epidemic that kills, tortures, and maims – physically, psychologically, sexually and economically. It is one of the most pervasive of human rights violations, denying women and girls…