Violence Againsgt Women

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* 1. A research study on VAW... VIOLENCE AGAINST WOMEN... * If, all the violence that have done on women, if we put in a2. ABSTRACT bundle and rolled into one, then…… Earth would not hold it, The sky could not According to UN, theenfold it, It could not be lighted and warmed by the sun…! most widely excepted definition of violence against women………………... any act of gender-based violence that results in, or is likely to result in, Physical, sexual, or psychological harm or suffering to women, including Threats of such acts, coercion, or arbitrary deprivations of liberty, whether occurring in For many, „home‟ is where they face a regime of terrorpublic or private life. and violence at the hands of somebody close to them – somebody they should be Twenty years ago, violenceable to trust. against women was not considered an issue worthy of international attention or concern. Victims of violence suffered in silence, with little public recognition of their plight. This began to change in the 1980s as women‟s groups organized locally and internationally to demand For overattention to the physical, psychological, and economic abuse of women. three decades, women‟s advocacy groups around the world have been working to draw more attention to the physical, psychological, and sexual abuse of women and to stimulate action. They have provided abused women with shelter, lobbied for legal reforms, and challenged the widespread attitudes and beliefs that support violence against women. * Self abuse Suicidal behavior3. TOPOLOGY OF VIOLENCE Self directed: Community violence Collective Family/partner violenceInterpersonal violence: Economic violence Political violence Social violenceviolence: * 4. WHAT IS GENDER BASED VIOLENCE? Violence against women and girls includes physical, sexual, psychological, and economic abuse. It is often known as "gender-based" violence because it evolves in part from womens subordinate status in society. * 5. FAMILY PARTNER VIOLENCE

* In a recent survey by the WHO6. DOMESTIC VIOLENCE IN TAMIL NADU: A SURVEY in Tamil-Nadu on Domestic Violence, 60 percent of senior executives said that domestic violence, which limits women‟s workplace participation, has an adverse effect on company productivity. The survey found that domestic violence victims lose nearly 8 million days of paid work per year the equivalent of 32,000 According to a UNIFEM report on violence against women, out offull-time jobs. 1,327 incidents of violence against women collected between January 2003 and June 2005, 36 women had been killed in 16 cases (44.4 %) by their intimate Limited availability of services, stigma and fear prevent women frompartners. seeking assistance and redress. This has been confirmed by a study published by the WHO in 2005 on the basis of data collected from 24,000 women in all regions of Tamil-Nadu, between 55 percent and 95 percent of women who had been physically abused by their partners had never contacted NGOs, shelters or the police for help. * 7. CASE STUDY : 1WOMEN COMMITED SUICIDE(CHENNAI, 14 JAN 2009, THE HINDU)Violence by partner is so common in our society thatfrustrated woman do commit suicide even some times.Sathya (imaginary name), 37 Years of Kandanchavidi wentto see her husband Perumal (imaginary name) working asa security guard in the Thoraipakkam. The coupledquarreled on some small issue and her husband lost hiscontrol and beaten her badly in his working place. Thewoman felt so insulted and as she reached home shecommitted suicide by hanging.This is just one example of women committing suicidebecause of family torture. Many family torture leads to lossof mental balance, disfiguration, loss of health. Women aremade to strive and work like animal round the clock. * Sexual violence by non-partners refers to violence by a8. SEXUAL VIOLENCE It isrelative, friend, acquaintance, neighbor, work colleague or stranger. estimated...
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