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"Domestic Violence"

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Power Point Presenation on Domestic Violence. A social issue in our society..

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"Domestic Violence"

  1. 1. Submitted to: Ma’am Safia Date: 04-02-13
  2. 2.        Poem on “Abuse” Definition Types Effects on Children's and on Adult of Ds Victims of Domestic Violence Solution Ending Poem “I got flowers”
  3. 3. He pulls my hair He slaps my face He kicks me on the floor I love him so much So I don't have the strength To walk right out the door There's blood on my face Everything hurts & all I can do is cry I made him mad So this is what he does I wish I knew his reason why He says he's sorry He takes me in his arms He even starts to cry My heart wont let me leave him & it hurts too much to try I tell him I forgive him & that everything is fine I wonder if this is how my life will be From now until I die For now at least because I know It will happen again in time
  4. 4. Domestic violence is defined in the law as certain criminal acts committed between persons of opposite sex who live together in the same household or who have lived together in the past; or persons who have a child in common or are expecting a child or persons related to one another in the following ways: spouse, child, grandparent, former spouse, brother, grandchild, parent, sister.
  5. 5.          Physical violence Sexual abuse Emotional and Psychological Intimidation Verbal abuse and Threats Stalking Isolation from friends and family Economic control Destruction of personal property Animal cruelty
  6. 6. EVERYONE & ANYONE…
  7. 7. TYPES OF VIOLENCE Physical: pushing, grabbing, slapping, kicking, hitting with an object, use of knife or gun, acid throwing, burning. Verbal: shouting, making threats, calling names, humiliating remarks (gestures). Exercising control: Isolating her from her family/ friends checking on her, using the children, economic control.
  8. 8.      Physically weak. Dependency status. Social tolerance of victimization. Little whom they associate with. Limited mobility
  9. 9.  80% of all Pakistani women are subjected to domestic violence informal study conducted by (women’s division) 77 stove burning cases in 1995 ( a letter from Lahore “dawn” January 26th and 29th 1996) Human Rights council of Pakistan reported 372 deaths of women due to domestic violence during an 8 month period (The News Karachi, Aug 5th 1994) Study conducted by final year medical students at AKU found 34% physical abuse in a sample of 150 women.
  10. 10. Children living in violent homes may have witnessed: • verbal threats • objects thrown • threats with weapons • sexual assaults • suicide attempts and murder
  11. 11. 13-18 years t Alcohol and drug abuse 6-12 years t Running away t Behave Early pregnancy and marriage t in ways to reduce tension t Attempt to control parental violence t Suicidal thoughts and actions t Feart Homicidal thoughts and actions of being abandoned t Feart Criminal activities of being killed or fear of themselves killing tFear of their own anger and other’s anger t Eating disturbances tInsecure and distrustful of their environment 0-5 years 0-5 years t t Physical Complaints Physical Complaints t t Sleep disturbances t Bed wetting Sleep disturbances t Bed wetting t t Excessive separation anxiety Excessive separation anxiety tClingy andand anxious t Clingy anxious t t Failure to thrive Failure to thrive 13-18 years 13-18 years t Alcohol and and drug abuse t Alcohol drug abuse t Running away t Running away t Early pregnancy and and marriage t Early pregnancy marriage t Suicidal thoughts and and actions t Suicidal thoughts actions t Homicidal thoughts and and actions t Homicidal thoughts actions t Criminal activities t Criminal activities
  12. 12. Children From Violent Homes Learn: • It’s OK to make threats and hit/strike when you’re angry • Violence is the way to get what you want • Grown-ups sometimes misuse their power • Expression of feelings signifies weakness • “Don’t talk about violence!” • “Don’t trust!” • “Don’t feel!”
  13. 13.  Higher stress levels  Higher levels of anxiety, depression and psychiatric illness  5 times more likely to commit suicide  Experience twice as many miscarriages  Reduced coping and problem-solving skills  More somatic complaints such as headaches and muscle and joint fatigue
  14. 14.             Anxiety Chronic depression Chronic pain Death Dehydration Dissociative states Drug and alcohol dependence Eating disorders Emotional "over-reactions" to stimuli General emotional numbing Health problems Malnutrition
  15. 15.          Panic attacks Poor adherence to medical recommendations Repeated self-injury Self neglect Sexual dysfunction Sleep disorders Strained family relationships Suicide attempts Inability to adequately respond to the needs of their children
  16. 16. IT’ S HARD TO STOP BECAUSE IT’S HARD TO REPORT!!
  17. 17. Carolyn Thomas, a 34year-old former track star was shot in the face by an abusive exboyfriend who also killed her mother. She wears a mask-like bandage to protect her from infection and the stares of those who are unknowing of her experiences.
  18. 18. Life Begins ANEW….
  19. 19.         Estimates range from 960,000 incidents of violence against a current or former spouse, boyfriend, or girlfriend per year1 to three million women who are physically abused by their husband or boyfriend per year. Around the world, at least one in every three women has been beaten, coerced into sex or otherwise abused during her lifetime. Nearly one-third of American women (31 percent) report being physically or sexually abused by a husband or boyfriend at some point in their lives Nearly 25 percent of American women report being raped and/or physically assaulted by a current or former spouse, cohabiting partner, or date at some time in their lifetime Thirty percent of Americans say they know a woman who has been physically abused by her husband or boyfriend in the past year. Intimate partner violence is primarily a crime against women. Women accounted for 85 % of the intimate partner violence (588,490 total) and men accounted for 15 % of the victims While women are less likely than men to be victims of violent crimes overall, women are five to eight times more likely than men to be victimized by an intimate partner.
  20. 20.  Call the police  Get support from a Domestic Violence Agency or Emergency Shelter  Get support from friends and family  Get medical help  Make a Safety Plan – there are many organizations working contact them. Example: Kiran
  21. 21.        To improve the status of woman within society Changing perceptions Education Easy access to law and order Stigma related to violence Moral support of the victim Emergency management
  22. 22. I GOT FLOWERS TODAY Dedicated to all battered women By Paulette Kelly I got flowers today! It wasn’t my birthday or any other special day. We had our first argument last night. And he said a lot of cruel things that really hurt. I know that he is sorry and didn’t mean to say the things he said Because he sent me flowers today. I got flowers today! It wasn’t our anniversary or any other special day. Last night he threw me into a wall and then started choking me. It seemed like a nightmare, but you wake up from nightmares to find they aren’t real.
  23. 23. I got flowers today! It wasn’t Valentine’s Day or any other special day. Make up and long sleeves didn’t hide the cuts and bruises this time. I couldn’t go to work because I didn’t want anyone to know - but I know he’s sorry Because he sent me flowers today. I got flowers today! And it wasn’t Mother’s Day or any other special day. Last night he beat me again, and it was much worse than all the other times. If I leave him now, what will I do? How will I take care of the kids? What about money? I’m afraid of him, but I’m too scared and dependent to leave him. But he must be sorry Because he sent me flowers today.
  24. 24. I got flowers today... Today was a very special day - It was the day of my funeral. Last night he finally killed me - I was beaten to death. If only I would have gathered the courage and strength to leave him. The women’s shelter could have helped me, but I didn’t ask for their help. So I got flowers today...for the last time.

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