Forms of v iolence against women

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Forms of v iolence against women

  1. 1. Forms of Violence Against Women Reynel Dan L. Galicinao, BSN, RN
  2. 2. Rape• An act of violence using sex as a weapon• Sexual assault involves the threat of force and some form of penetration of a body cavity, using the penis, fingers or an object
  3. 3. Rape• Done against a person’s will• A premeditated act usually committed by people known to the victim
  4. 4. Forms of Rape• Marital Rape – Rape of a wife by her husband• Date Rape/Acquaintance Rape – When a girl is raped by her boyfriend, a casual acquaintance or even a friend
  5. 5. Sexual Harassment• Unwanted or unwelcome physical or verbal sexual attention from another person• What may be harassment for one person may not be considered harassment by another• The sexual harasser is not always after sex, although it is a primary motivation in most cases
  6. 6. Sexual Harassment (cont.)• The sexual harasser is usually in a position of power (boss, professor)• He uses his position to belittle, degrade, or humiliate you
  7. 7. Sexual Harassment (cont.)• He may also use his position to get sexual favors from you in exchange for a promotion or a passing mark
  8. 8. Child Abuse• Usually done by people who have access to children• Can be family friends, doctors, dentists, teachers, caregivers
  9. 9. Forms of Child Abuse• Prolonged kissing• Sexually suggestive language• Glances• Petting• Vaginal intercourse• Anal intercourse• Oral sex
  10. 10. Incest• Traditionally defined as sexual contact between family members• Today, most incest cases occur between older male relatives and younger female children of the family
  11. 11. Incest (cont.)• The perpetrator is usually a trusted family member• The child is powerless in the relationship
  12. 12. If any of the above examples happen toyou:• Do not suffer in silence• Do not blame yourself• Talk to someone you trust
  13. 13. And if you’re ready, report the matter tothe policeThere are people who can help you
  14. 14. Thank You!

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