Abuse against Women


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This is student assessment work for the unit: 'Working for Justice in Australia'.

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Abuse against Women

  1. 1. AGAINST WOMEN By Brooke , Amy and Aimee
  2. 2. Social Injustice
  3. 3. What is Abuse?? <ul><li>Abuse is to treat someone </li></ul><ul><li>( person or animal ) with cruelty or violence </li></ul>
  4. 4. Abuse in Mississippi Burning <ul><li>In Mississippi Burning there are social justice issues of racism against colored people in America at the time . </li></ul><ul><li>At the time in which the movie was set , Black people were disrespected for the littlest things . </li></ul><ul><li>The white people made sure that the black people had a hard time ; treating them with no dignity , putting them down and attacking them , pretending that nothing had happened </li></ul>
  5. 5. This is the sort of behavior which encourages abuse against women , not just colored people <ul><li>In the movie , the men who participated in attacking the black people stood alongside their friend as he bashed up his wife , for letting the gravesite of the boys slip to the federal agents . </li></ul><ul><li>Nothing was done about this ,as the woman who was bashed was the deputy chief’s wife . </li></ul><ul><li>It seems like this attitude is reflected throughout Australia and the world , with abused women being ignored . </li></ul>
  6. 7. What has the Federal and State Government done? <ul><li>There are many organizations throughout Australia which aim to stop violence against women </li></ul><ul><li>One of these is Amnesty International created by the government , who run the campaign “Violence Against Women , Australia says NO “ </li></ul>
  7. 8. <ul><li>The Federal Government has given these organizations very little funding - with only $75.7 million allocated over 4 years given to address the issue </li></ul><ul><li>The Government has shown that it is hardly interested in the much needed campaigns that deal with the issue </li></ul><ul><li>Not enough is being done to stop abuse against women . </li></ul><ul><li>More money needs to be put aside to support these campaigns . </li></ul><ul><li>Australia needs to follow the lead of other countries and raise awareness and solve the justice issue of abuse against women !!!! </li></ul>
  8. 10. A survey by Amnesty International in 2004 found that in Australia: <ul><li>57 per cent of women interviewed had experience at least 1 incident of violence in their lifetime </li></ul><ul><li>1 in 3 experienced violence in their intimate relationship </li></ul><ul><li>Indigenous Women are at the Greatest risk </li></ul><ul><li>Young woman aged 18 to 24 are far more likely to be victims of sexual assault </li></ul>
  9. 12. Catholic Teachings <ul><li>The Catholic Church recognizes that violence especially against the vulnerable and defenseless , is abhorrent </li></ul><ul><li>Pope John Paul in his 1995 letter to women recognized that </li></ul><ul><li>“ Violence Against Women , inside and outside the home is never Justified “ . </li></ul><ul><li>He also declared that “ the time has come to condemn the types of sexual violence which frequently have women for their object . </li></ul>
  10. 13. <ul><li>The Church condemns that the use of the bible supports abusive behavior in any form </li></ul><ul><li>And explain that religion can be either a “ resource or a roadblock “for battered women </li></ul>
  11. 14. <ul><li>But this view was not always the churches 1st choice </li></ul><ul><li>There is still major issues involving women roles in the Church - if a woman wants to be a priest or pope or in anyway a leader in the church , they can’t </li></ul><ul><li>The inequality between the sexes is only justified by this </li></ul>
  12. 15. The church aims to overcome the problems of abuse by : <ul><li>Attacking the root of the cause of violence including poverty , substance abuse , lack of opportunity and racism </li></ul><ul><li>Promote more personal responsibility </li></ul><ul><li>Confront all forms of abuse against women </li></ul>
  13. 17. How does the school address the issue? <ul><li>School in no way assist the notion that violence against women is OK </li></ul><ul><li>Actually there is now a no tolerance rule about violence in general in any way or form </li></ul><ul><li>Every Schools view of violence has changed over the years </li></ul><ul><li>The cane used to be given to students who misbehaved for the littlest things like forgetting a book or talking in class </li></ul><ul><li>Since those days school views have changed and now it is forbidden to use violence against a student either male or female. </li></ul>
  14. 18. HSC aims to build a safe and caring environment and bullying is Unwanted , Unwelcome and Unsolicited ! <ul><li>Bullying is Not Tolerated at our school , and therefore any report of it will be investigated and appropriate action will be taken out </li></ul><ul><li>Teachers are asked to; </li></ul><ul><li> Report all cases  </li></ul><ul><li> Stop any incident they encounter and take immediate steps to remove the source of distress </li></ul><ul><li>Students are encouraged to Intervene positively if they observe an incident of bullying </li></ul><ul><li> Make it clear that bullying isn’t acceptable </li></ul>
  15. 20. Personal Feelings <ul><li>As a group , we believe that abuse against women is disgusting and that nobody should condone it because men and women are equal </li></ul><ul><li>And therefore we should be treated the same </li></ul><ul><li>The Movie ‘ Mississippi Burning ‘ deals with the issue seriously and made us think about how we can help these women to overcome these horrible acts of cruelty </li></ul>
  16. 21. Most of these women won’t tell anyone about it and therefore the situation gets worse . We need to; <ul><li>Speak out against abuse against women </li></ul><ul><li>Listen to women and Believe them </li></ul><ul><li>Confront those in authority if they fail to prevent , punish and redress abuse </li></ul><ul><li>Challenge religious , social and cultural attitudes and stereotypes which diminish women’s humanity </li></ul><ul><li>Promote Women’s equal access </li></ul><ul><li>Support women </li></ul>
  17. 22. What can we do ? <ul><li>As individuals we can try and raise awareness of abuse against women </li></ul><ul><li>The wider community needs to know that some women are continually being abuse and they are in Great Danger </li></ul>
  18. 23. The Statistics are frightening !!!!!
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