Female Domestic Violence and Rape towards Men: A Review of the Human Rights Issue

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Female Domestic Violence and Rape towards Men: A Review of the Human Rights Issue Domestic violence is not new, but the shift of women perpetrators and male victims is growing around the world. This global health issue is rarely raised as an issue due to the focus that is on women’s health. The ecological framework of female on male violence and rape is separated into four categories: the individual, family, social-structural status, as well as social cultural aspects. Continuing to understand how incidents happen and how they can be prevented is a major priority and should be considered a serious issue and not a laughing matter. The current Millennium Growth Development goal is phrased, “promote gender rights and empower women (United Nations 2014),” with women be used universally when referring to sex. It should be phrased empower people. According to the Center for Disease Control and the U.S. Department of Justice, “in 2010 more men than women were victims of intimate partner physical violence, and over 40 percent of severe physical violence was directed as men.(Hoff 2012,p. 1).” With 53 percent of men encountering physical violence to 47 percent of women (Hoff 2012, p.1),”according to the nation intimate partner and sexual violence survey. These statistics do not include unreported incidents due to the stigmatism that society places on violence against men, and the 85 percent incarceration rates of men compared to 15 percent of women (U.S. Department of Justice 2011). This leaves out a vulnerable violence and rape statistics that could tip the scales making men the most vulnerable against violence and rape. In Scotland this problem is wide spread and the Scottish Crime and Justice survey showed that “in 2011 that both men ... ... middle of paper ... ...d from https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=sLvafgTRFtI NTV Uganda. (2013, November). Domestic Violence: Police to open rehab centre for abused men [Video file]. Retrieved from https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=s15lRgtUaaE Schwartz, J. (2008). Effects of Two Sources of Male Capital on Female and Male Rates of Violence: Men in Families and Old Heads. Sociological Perspectives, 51(1), 91-97.Retrieved from JSTOR database. VOA Congo Story. (2011, December). Congo Story: Justice in Congo Pt. 2: Sexual Violence Against Men and Boys [Video file]. Retrieved from https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=hSOqm2oD2C4 United Nations. (2014). Millennium Development Goals. Retrieved May 3, 2014, from http://www.un.org/millenniumgoals/ U.S. Department of Justice. (2011, December). Prisoners in 2010. Retrieved May 3, 2014, from http://www.bjs.gov/content/pub/pdf/p10.pdf

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