Physical Violence Against Women


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  • islamic culture spread the belief of respect to women for what ever role they play either mother daughter or wife, its Islam that gave the honor to a mother by saying there's pradise under her feat and ordered men to feed their wives and daughters first. make your research authentic, do not spread false words in you have little knowledge
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Physical Violence Against Women

  1. 1. Kelsey, Kassie, Jennifer, and Lisa Physical Violence Against Women
  2. 2. Domestic Violence is… <ul><li>“… a ny 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 deprivation of liberty, whether occurring in public or in private life … a manifestation of historically unequal power relationships between men and women. ” </li></ul><ul><ul><li>As stated by The UN Declaration on the Elimination of Violence against Women </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li> </li></ul></ul>
  3. 3. Behaviors include: <ul><li>Acts of physical aggression </li></ul><ul><ul><li>such as slapping, hitting, kicking and beating </li></ul></ul><ul><li>Psychological abuse </li></ul><ul><ul><li>such as intimidation, constant belittling and humiliation </li></ul></ul><ul><li>Forced intercourse and other forms of sexual coercion </li></ul><ul><li>Various controlling behaviors </li></ul><ul><ul><li>such as isolating a person from their family and friends, monitoring their movements, and restricting their access to information or assistance. </li></ul></ul><ul><li> </li></ul>
  4. 4. Facts on Domestic Violence <ul><li>Research shows that domestic violence occurs in all groups; whether social, economic, religious or cultural. </li></ul><ul><li>Domestic violence is the leading cause of injury and death for women worldwide. </li></ul><ul><ul><li>Even further, violence against women causes more death and disability worldwide than war, cancer, malaria or traffic accidents – within the ages of 15-44. </li></ul></ul><ul><li> </li></ul>
  5. 5. Shocking Statistics <ul><li>One in every three women in the world has experienced sexual, physical, emotional or other abuse in her lifetime. </li></ul><ul><li>One in every seven married women worldwide are raped by their spouse. </li></ul><ul><ul><li>Marital rape accounts for 25% of all rapes. </li></ul></ul><ul><li>200,000-300,000 women are trafficked to Europe every year. </li></ul><ul><ul><li>Within the same year, 2 million girls between the ages of five and 15 are coerced, abducted, sold or trafficked into the illegal sex market. </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>Over $7 billion a year is generated from sex-trade trafficking. </li></ul></ul><ul><li> </li></ul><ul><li>http:/ </li></ul>
  6. 6. Shocking Statistics (Continued) <ul><li>In the United States, approximately 22% of all women have experienced some form of assault by an intimate partner. </li></ul><ul><ul><li>Each year, 4.5 million physical assaults are committed against women by intimate partners. </li></ul></ul><ul><li>Everyday 6,000 girls undergo female circumcision </li></ul><ul><li>Every year in India, 5000 brides are murdered or commit suicide because their marriage dowries are considered inadequate </li></ul><ul><li>5,000 women in the world are estimated as killed in ‘honor killings’ </li></ul><ul><li> </li></ul><ul><li>http:/ </li></ul>
  7. 7. Long Term Effects <ul><li>Physically: </li></ul><ul><ul><li>Chronic pain, bruises, scars, cuts, broken or sprained bones </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>Dehydration or malnutrition </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>Health problems </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><ul><li>Including eating disorders or panic attacks </li></ul></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>Repeated self injury </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>Death </li></ul></ul><ul><li>Psychologically: </li></ul><ul><li>Anxiety or chronic depression </li></ul><ul><li>Drug and/or alcohol dependence </li></ul><ul><li>General emotional numbing </li></ul><ul><li>Emotional “over-reactions” to stimuli </li></ul><ul><li>Sleep disorders </li></ul><ul><li> </li></ul><ul><li>  </li></ul>
  8. 8. Long Term Effects (Continued) <ul><li>Other: </li></ul><ul><ul><li>Poverty </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>Self neglect </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>Strained family relationships </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>Suicide attempts </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>Poor adherence to medical recommendations </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>Sexual dysfunction </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>An inability to adequately respond to the needs of their children. </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li> </li></ul></ul>
  9. 9. Effects on the Children <ul><li>“ Families under stress produce children under stress.” </li></ul><ul><li>Domestic violence: </li></ul><ul><ul><li>exposes children to numerous social and physical problems and creates an environment of fear </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>teaches them violence is normal in life </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>increases their risk of being society's next generation of victims and/or abusers </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>enables children to establish bonds with parents </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>effects the child's development and can continue into adulthood </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li> </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li> </li></ul></ul>
  10. 10. Dowry Deaths <ul><li>Dowry is where the brides parents must give the groom’s family money or goods so their daughter can marry. </li></ul><ul><ul><li>Often times after the couple is married the in-laws keep asking for more. </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>Once the brides family cannot keep give them anymore they kill the bride; this is a dowry death. </li></ul></ul><ul><li>Dowry deaths usually happen in the first three years of marriage and still occur in almost all Indian families. </li></ul><ul><li>Sometimes “dowry harassment” occurs which is violence against the bride due to the same reasons, but does not result in a death. </li></ul><ul><li> </li></ul>
  11. 11. Dowry Deaths (Continued) <ul><li>Daughters are often considered burdens to their parents because of dowry, while sons are assets to the families (this can lead to infanticide). </li></ul><ul><li>Many times, the people who do the killing are not punished—the conviction rate is less than 1%. </li></ul><ul><ul><li>There is a punishment of a life sentence for dowry deaths, but it almost never is carried out. </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>The legal system is very slow and bribes are often accepted. </li></ul></ul><ul><li> </li></ul>
  12. 12. Honor Killings <ul><li>“ Hundreds, if not thousands, of women are murdered by their families each year in the name of family ‘honor.’” </li></ul><ul><ul><li>Can’t get exact numbers, because the murders are often unreported, unpunished, and justified in some societies. </li></ul></ul><ul><li>Has occurred in all of the following countries; </li></ul><ul><ul><li>Bangladesh, Great Britain, Brazil, Ecuador, Egypt, India, Israel, Italy, Jordan, Pakistan, Morocco, Sweden, Turkey, Uganda, Afghanistan, Iraq and Iran. </li></ul></ul><ul><li>Islamic culture has a deeply rooted belief in their culture that women are meant to be treated like property with no rights. </li></ul><ul><li> </li></ul>
  13. 13. Honor Killings (Continued) <ul><li>Honor killings are carried out for a variety of reasons that bring dishonor to one’s family: </li></ul><ul><ul><li>Infidelity, pre-marital sex, flirting, or failing to serve a meal at the right time </li></ul></ul><ul><li>“ Amnesty International has reported on one case in which a husband murdered his wife based on a dream that she had betrayed him. In Turkey, a young woman's throat was slit in the town square because a love ballad had been dedicated to her over the radio.” </li></ul><ul><li>Protection for these women is rare – not many shelters or ways to help them legally </li></ul><ul><li> </li></ul>
  14. 14. Works Cited <ul><li>Definition, Facts and Statistics Websites: </li></ul><ul><ul><li>“ Prevalence of Domestic Violence.” Stop Violence Against Women Website. 1 February 2006. <http:/> </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>“ Why Do We Focus On Women? The Proof.” WomanKind Worldwide Website. 12 June 2009. <> </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>“ Georgia: Thousands suffering in silence: Violence against women in the family.” Amnesty International Website. 24 September 2006. <> </li></ul></ul><ul><li>Long Term Effects of Domestic Violence Websites: </li></ul><ul><ul><li>“ Domestic Violence: An Overview.” Find Website. February 2001. <> </li></ul></ul><ul><li>Effects on Children Websites: </li></ul><ul><ul><li>&quot;About Domestic Violence.&quot; USDOJ: Office on Violence Against Women. 2009. 17 Jun 2009 <>. </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>Boulder County Safehouse, &quot;Children and the Effects of Domestic Violence.&quot; ACADV. Spring 200. 17 Jun 2009 <>. </li></ul></ul>
  15. 15. Works Cited (Continued) <ul><li>Dowry Deaths Website: </li></ul><ul><ul><li>“ India: Dowry Deaths Still Increasing.” Women’s International Network News. 22.2 (1996): 67-70. Academic Search Premier. EBSCOhost. 16 June 2009. <> </li></ul></ul><ul><li>Honor Killing Website: </li></ul><ul><ul><li>“ Thousands of Women Killed for Family ‘Honor’.” National Geographic Website. 12 February 2002. <> </li></ul></ul>