Violence Against Women - Raising Awareness


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Violence Against Women - Raising Awareness

  1. 1. Violence Against Women
  2. 2. <ul><li>Violence against women is a serious issue that not many people know of, because “violence against women has long been shrouded in a culture of silence”. (UNFPA) </li></ul>
  3. 3. <ul><li>“ Violence against women” means any 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.” </li></ul><ul><ul><ul><ul><ul><li>-United Nations Declaration on the Elimination of Violence Against Women (December, 20, 1993) </li></ul></ul></ul></ul></ul>
  4. 4. <ul><li>“ Worldwide, one in three women has been beaten, coerced into unwanted sexual relations, or abused-often by a family member or acquaintance.” </li></ul>
  5. 5. <ul><li>Many women in the world are faced with violence, such as domestic violence, sexual violence, psychological violence, and more. </li></ul>
  6. 6. <ul><li>Violence is caused when </li></ul><ul><li>-There’s less income at home </li></ul><ul><li>-Family beliefs that men are greater than women </li></ul><ul><li>-Men wants to get control over their wives </li></ul>
  7. 7. <ul><li>Domestic Violence: Physical assault and bodily injury. Worse than cancer, accidents, or malaria </li></ul><ul><li>Psychological abuse: Violence through words that can harm women </li></ul>
  8. 8. <ul><li>Domestic violence is used most frequently toward women </li></ul>
  9. 9. Domestic Violence <ul><li>Throws something </li></ul><ul><li>Pushes </li></ul><ul><li>Grabs </li></ul><ul><li>Shoves </li></ul><ul><li>Slaps </li></ul><ul><li>Kicks </li></ul><ul><li>Bites </li></ul><ul><li>hit with fist </li></ul><ul><li>beat up </li></ul><ul><li>threaten with a gun </li></ul><ul><li>or use it at partner </li></ul>
  10. 10. Psychological torture <ul><li>Verbal degradation: Saying words that shame women; unpleasant words that hurt women </li></ul><ul><li>Threats to kill/hurt </li></ul>
  11. 11. <ul><li>“ Violence is a pattern of behavior which a person establishes power/control over another person by means of fear and intimidation” </li></ul><ul><li>-NCADB (National Coalition against domestic violence) </li></ul>
  12. 12. <ul><li>After violence, women receive physical and medical problems </li></ul>
  13. 13. <ul><li>Broken bones, bruises, scars </li></ul>
  14. 14. <ul><li>HIV/AIDS, miscarriages, injuries to unborn children. Damages to their nervous system. </li></ul>
  15. 15. <ul><li>PTSD: Posttraumatic Stress Disorder </li></ul><ul><li>Startling easily, emotional numbness, irritability or aggressiveness, get exposure to violence and negative health outcomes. </li></ul><ul><li>31% to 84% of all battered women receive PTSD. </li></ul>
  16. 16. <ul><li> Psychological abuse paralyzes women, and makes them helpless and stuck. PTSD usually develop from this abuse </li></ul>
  17. 17. <ul><li>What can women do? </li></ul>
  18. 18. <ul><li>Nothing </li></ul>
  19. 19. <ul><li>Women can’t flee their </li></ul><ul><li>violent homes, because </li></ul>
  20. 20. <ul><li>Might have a child to care for </li></ul>
  21. 21. <ul><li>Doesn’t have a job </li></ul>
  22. 22. <ul><li>Parents are distant, unable, or unwilling to help </li></ul>
  23. 23. <ul><li>Might be scared to lose friends, </li></ul><ul><li>family through talking to them. </li></ul>
  24. 24. <ul><li>No money or property </li></ul>
  25. 25. <ul><li>Women or child might be in poor health </li></ul>
  26. 26. <ul><li>The abuser might have threatened the women </li></ul>
  27. 27. <ul><li>Some brave women tries to end abusive relationships by fleeing their husbands </li></ul>
  28. 28. <ul><li>However, these </li></ul><ul><li>women fall into </li></ul><ul><li>worse situations </li></ul>
  29. 29. <ul><li>45% of women who fled were murdered by former partner </li></ul>
  30. 30. <ul><li>Women became assaulted, stalked, and threatened of murder </li></ul>
  31. 31. <ul><li>As, you see, these women </li></ul><ul><li>are all helpless </li></ul>
  32. 33. <ul><li>As they think that nothing can be done about their situation, they become passive, depressed, fearful, and psychologically paralyzed. </li></ul>
  33. 35. <ul><li>Memory distortion, sleep/eating disorders, and medical problems occurs </li></ul>
  34. 36. <ul><li>Women often live in fear and </li></ul><ul><li>remember the flashbacks of violent thoughts even long after the event had passed </li></ul>
  35. 38. <ul><li>Also, women can’t </li></ul><ul><li>report rapes </li></ul>
  36. 39. <ul><li>They don’t get help, because they might be afraid of rapist, too ashamed, think it was just an accident, police doesn’t care, or police doesn’t believe their story of violence </li></ul>
  37. 40. <ul><li>As you see, these women </li></ul><ul><li>can’t avoid or escape the violence </li></ul>
  38. 41. <ul><li>They are STUCK </li></ul>
  39. 43. <ul><li>They need our help </li></ul>
  40. 45. <ul><li>WE can rescue them </li></ul>
  41. 46. How YOU can help <ul><li>Go to organizations that deals with violence against women </li></ul>
  42. 48. <ul><li>Donate to them, volunteer for them, become a member of the organizations, or participate actively in helping them </li></ul>
  43. 49. <ul><li>Organizations you can help: </li></ul><ul><li>Amnesty International </li></ul><ul><li>NOW (National Organizations for Women) </li></ul><ul><li>UNIFEM (United Nations Development Fund for Women) </li></ul>
  44. 50. We can make this world a better place
  45. 52. <ul><li>&quot;You must be the change you wish </li></ul><ul><li>to see in the world.&quot; </li></ul><ul><li>-Mahatma Gandhi </li></ul>
  46. 53. <ul><li>Thank you </li></ul>
  47. 54. Bibliography <ul><li>Doak, Melissa J. “Domestic Violence.” Defining Child Abuse and Domestic Violence. 1 st edition. 8. Farmington Hills, MI: Gale, 2009. Print. </li></ul>