19 December 2011
Violence against women
Violence against women and girls is one of the most widespread violations of human rights. It can include physical, sexual, psychological and economic abuse; Violence against women is a synonymy of any act of discrimination and physical abuse aimed to hurt a girl or a woman. And it cuts across boundaries of age, race, culture, wealth and geography. It takes place in the home, on the streets, in schools, the workplace, in farm fields, refugee camps, during conflicts and crises. It has many manifestations — from the most universally prevalent forms of domestic and sexual violence, to harmful practices, abuse during pregnancy, so-called honour killings and other types of femicide. Nora Almosaed argues In “Violence Against Women: A Cross-Cultural Perspective,” that violence against women committed by men is found in all societies. She gives statistical evidence for the different forms and reasons for violence committed against women by men, and the role that culture plays in fostering this behavior. She says that male violence against women exists in every socio-economic group. Almosaed noticed that home is a common place to violence that women are its usual victims and men are their preparators. Furthermore, Almosaed says that violence is taking different forms of injustice, including physical, sexual and emotional. According to her, women are never in peace, since safety is never guaranteed, neither at home nor in public regions. Also women are known by its fragility and impotence, so, it is almost impossible to run away from men to save themselves, so, they are the most frequent victims of family violence including their children also. Almosaed also talks about different forms of violence, and show statistics for that. In addition, she talks about the predominance of men in most areas such like: economics, political , etc… Moreover, Almosaed talks about studies done in New...
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