Risk Of Domestic Violence Against Women

Domestic violence against women or children is a more insidious threat than any other form of violence. Nobody wants to be faced with violence in their home or by their family.

In practice, risk of domestic violence may wreak against the society and the community, including those victims. Then how to combat domestic violence? The actions taken by the governments, INGOs, NGOs appear to be not very successful. I think it can be prevented.

Women and children will acquire rights and will be a fighting who improves the respect, dignity and honor.

Women have a valuable, peaceful and tolerant attitude, always non-violent position, that they want to get rid of discrimination and violence against them. They have another strength that probably will always use, and likely to work for their efforts against violence. If we think one of these women can use this method, nation, governments or the organizations must give help to those victims at some time.

I hope that women have lots of respect for their life. They are coming together for their voices which gives them a right to work against violence. This is not the place to be in violence, when the women are so peaceful.

If we like women’s prosperity, justice bring our voices together. No license is required for peace in the world. Women always seem to be doing fine in their jobs, home and with the family, but don’t like discrimination, violence. Whether the women and the organizations are serving like the legislators remains to be effective. If women are empowered then economic progress for the women is improved.

On the other hand, domestic violence against women has sharply increased in conflict torn areas. In conflicts, women are often blindfolded, beaten and raped.

Women face arrest. Women face threats to their lives and security every day. Violence is endemic, whether in the form of attacks by armed groups or criminal gangs.There is a continuum between the violence in conflict and violence in women’s lives.

Domestic violence against women takes place in all societies and cultures affecting women regardless of their race. Women are more vulnerable to trafficking, rape and other forms of sexual abuse. It is admitted that violence against women is a challenge, and is now being accompanied by the risk of HIV infection.

We can not forget how young girls were having sex for food in Grenada, and armed hooligans stealing food in Haiti and raping women at shelters. Due to harmful practices like early marriage, wife inheritance and female genital mutilation and the use of rape as a tool of war, the spread of HIV/AIDS among females and violence against women are becoming two sides of the same coin in some areas.

A similar public health crisis could emerge in the war-torn region of Darfur in Sudan, where rape and sexual violence are being used as a weapon of war. The majority of women in Darfur have also undergone female genital mutilation, a factor putting them at increased risk of infection.

In many parts of the world women often refrain from seeking medical treatment following rape because they fear being identified as rape victims and ostracized within their communities. In Colombia, Amnesty International has received testimonies about people from stigmatized groups, including those thought to have HIV/AIDS, who have “disappeared” or been persecuted or killed.

Additionally, many women and girls lack awareness of how to protect themselves from HIV/AIDS. In Ethiopia, for example, some 80% of young married women have had no education and are unable to read. Ensuring access to education, including raising awareness about sex, health and HIV/AIDS, is fundamental to protecting the right of girls and women.

The international community has a responsibility to contribute material support. Women and girls in war zones suffer rape and violent abuse while offenders escape punishment.

Because national authorities have failed to act to halt such abuses. Despite promises, treaties and legal mechanisms, governments have failed to protect women.

While international laws recognized rape and sexual violence as war crimes, prosecutions were not being brought against offenders.

Women and girls are not just killed, they are raped, sexually attacked. Women and girls are also affected by land mines. They are the ones that get blown up.

In 1986, the UN Economic and Social Council declared domestic violence a serious violation of women’s rights. In 1992, the Committee on the Elimination of Discrimination Against Women adopted a recommendation urging governments to take steps to eradicate violence against women, seen as a form of gender discrimination.

Latin America and the Caribbean were the first to secure a major legal instrument to protect women, namely the Convention on the Prevention, Eradication and Punishment of Violence Against Women, which was adopted by the Organization of American States (OAS) in 1994 and ratified by 23 member countries.

In 1995, the General Assembly urged member states to strengthen criminal, civil, labour-law and administrative penalties in national legislation in order to punish violence against women in both the private and the public spheres. Furthermore, it established that all forms of sexual abuse and trafficking in women and girls are a violation of human rights. This, the first resolution to be adopted on girls, was subsequently ratified in Binstock in 1997.

Worldwide, 25% of women are sexually abused at some time in their lives. Close to 120 million women has suffered genital mutilation. Countless women, girls and whole families have been left devastated by rape during recent conflicts in Rwanda, Cambodia, Liberia, Peru, Somalia, Uganda and the former Yugoslavia. 47% of women in Bangladesh have been physically abused by their husbands or partners at least once in their lives. In the United Kingdom, the police receive domestic violence-related calls at the rate of one a minute. About 87% of the victims are women. Every 23 seconds a woman is raped in South Africa. In America, every 15 seconds a woman is physically abused by her partner. Every 72 hours a woman is murdered by her husband or partner.

According Inter-American Development Bank (IDB) in Nicaragua in 1997, the daughters of battered women are three times more likely to require medical care. These statistics also revealed that 63% of children who are exposed to domestic violence will have to repeat at least one grade in school.

Even Non-violence Against Women on 25 November next, UNI Graphical calls on all member organizations and the international trade union movement as whole to implement all kinds of actions, campaigns, meetings, events, talks and conferences aimed at highlighting the persistence and indeed the worsening of violence against women and girls.

Millions of women and children are still being bought and sold. While domestic violence against women persisted in all countries, the international women’s movement and human rights advocates are not doing enough to protect them.

Harmful traditional or customary practices, including female genital mutilation and crimes committed in the name of honour, are forms of violence. Domestic violence, which encompassed marital rape as well as other forms of physical, psychological and sexual violence, was one of the most common, least visible forms of violence against women and girls. States have an obligation to eradicate all forms of violence against women.

The absence of equal rights, gender-based discrimination and the denial of economic opportunities to women are factors that could lead to women’s increased vulnerability to trafficking, which constituted the denial of the rights to liberty, and freedom from violence.

Kamala Sarup
Nepali journalist and Story Writer Kamala Sarup is an editor for mediaforfreedom.com. She specialises in in-depth reporting and writing on Peace, Anti War, Women, Terrorism, Democracy, and Development.