D O M E S T I C V I O L E N C E A G A I N S T W O M E N [1]

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D O M E S T I C V I O L E N C E A G A I N S T W O M E N [1]

  1. 1. DOMESTIC VIOLENCE AGAINST WOMEN- A case of Deprival of right to life, right to be human & right to live with human dignity
  2. 2. Conceptual Analysis. <ul><li>Violence is an action of policy or an attitude that causes bodily or mental injury and dehumanizes a person. </li></ul><ul><li>Domestic violence is all about power relations and its abuse within a household , perpetrated by one family member against another . </li></ul><ul><li>Includes physical, mental, emotional, verbal, sexual, economic and psychological abuse. </li></ul>
  3. 3. Domestic violence As a Social problem. <ul><li>Causes of domestic violence have social roots. </li></ul><ul><li>It erodes the social fabric regardless of its private origin. </li></ul><ul><li>Results-increased level of violence in society, greater demand on health care systems, family disintegration, serious developmental problem for the country. </li></ul>
  4. 4. The Individual cost <ul><li>Insecurity of the victim leading to social withdrawal & isolation. </li></ul><ul><li>Serious health implications. </li></ul><ul><li>Children witnesses develops personality disorders. </li></ul><ul><li>Adolescents experience a period of identity crisis resulting in reduced productivity & high suicidal rates in the society. </li></ul>
  5. 5. A Human Rights Issue. <ul><li>Deprival of right to life, personal liberty, security& personal development of the person. { Right to live with human dignity} </li></ul><ul><li>Equal protection before law. </li></ul><ul><li>Freedom of expression. </li></ul><ul><li>Freedom of association& social mobility. </li></ul><ul><li>Physical, mental & moral integrity. </li></ul><ul><li>Optimum standard of physical &mental health of the victim. </li></ul>
  6. 6. PWDVA-2005(Guiding features) <ul><li>A civil law providing compensation &support to victim. (civil relief’s of emergent nature.) </li></ul><ul><li>Wider definition of ‘domestic violence. </li></ul><ul><li>Definition of ‘domestic relationships’. </li></ul><ul><li>Concept of ‘shared household’. </li></ul><ul><li>Single window clearance system. </li></ul><ul><li>Law has in- built mechanisms for access to justice. </li></ul>
  7. 7. NEED OF THE HOUR. <ul><li>RECOGNISE DOMESTIC VIOLENCE AS DEVELOPMENTAL ISSUE. </li></ul><ul><li>INTEGRATE PREVENTIVE,REHABILITATIVE &SUPPORTIVE STRATEGIES. </li></ul><ul><li>EDUCATIONAL STRATEGIES TO WIPE OUT BIASES & ATTITUDES OF PEOPLE &FUNCTIONARIES OF LAW. </li></ul>
  8. 8. Continued---------- <ul><li>EXISTING SERVICES OF COUNSELING,CRISIS INTERENTION &LEGAL AID IS TO BE IMPROVED IN QUALITY AND ACCESSIBILITY. </li></ul><ul><li>LAWS EMPOWERING WOMEN ARE TO BE STRICTLY ENFORCED. </li></ul>

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