The United Nations’ International Day for the Elimination of Violence against women is an occasion for government, international organizations, and non-governmental organizations. Various activities are organized around the world to eliminate violence against women. These activities may include setting up projects to enablewomen and their children to escape violence. There are also campaigns that are held to educate people about the consequences of violence against women. At the local level, women’s groups play a vital role by organizing rallies, fundraising activities and presentation of research on violence against women is conducted.
This also involves taking all of these opinions to a public debate. The Women’s National Commission (as well as many organizations in the UK) is aware of the problems around the world and how rights of women are violated in many ways. Since there job is to inform the government and the public, they do, and the government has taken time and money to invest in women’s well beings. But also, the UK has a group called Womankind Worldwide that is dedicated to raising the status of women around the world. They work with 20 countries in Africa, South Asia, Western Europe, Central and South America.
The National Organization for Women has conquered many different issues throughout the years. This all-encompassing fighting for change continues to march through the streets, while promoting their goals and issues through rallies and conferences, encouraging our society to view woman as equals.
12 Feb. 2014. This book looks at how conflict in Nigeria has impacted women and children. It looks at the social, political, and cultural impacts of such violence at entire generations of Nigerian people. It looks at the the potential future impact on the countries development,... ... middle of paper ... ... challenge the patriarchal hierarchy of society” where women and girls were subordinate to their male counterparts. Therefore, this article reflects on how gender is impact in post-conflict interventions.
This misinterpretation and glorification of violence has been one of the major issues as to why inequality still exist. CONCLUSION A Call to Action: Women, Religion, Violence, and Power involves the issues of discrimination and injustice towards women all over the world. Former President Jimmy Carter has raised awareness to everyone in society and made them realize the pure wrongdoings that have occurred. Not only does Carter explain the horrible mistreatment of women throughout the world, he presents a “call to action” that can help stop the madness. Men always establish themselves to be above women and women have been mostly forgotten about.
It’s clear that domestic violence is still a major social issue and needs to be contended with. As stated by Chanmugam (2014). Younger women appear to have the largest incidents of domestic violence by their intimate male counterparts, as stated by Peters, Shackelford, T.K. &Buss(2002). Over 572,000 women in the United States of America are believed to have been attacked violently by their husbands, ex-spouses and ex-boyfriends, as noted by Peters, Shackelford, T.K.
Understanding and Reforming Domestic abuse is a significant and threatening issue in the United States. Sadly, the rates of this shameful violence are increasing. This violence is not limited to the privacy of relationships and homes, it occurs everywhere and in all relationships. Football player, Ray Rice portrayed an act of domestic violence when he punched his wife and knocked her unconscious on February 15 of 2014. Women are heavily affected by this abuse and it’s the leading cause of injuries on women.
The researcher Michael T Johnson in 1995 investigated data from the National Family Violence Survey. Johnson reported that “…young married Hispanic women were more likely to experience domestic violence” (). The racial and ethnic groups revealed differences in rates and the forms of abuse. Researchers reported than African American and Hispanic women with low household income and educational status experienced greatest rates of family and domestic violence. According to Women of Color Network (2006) “African American women reported 29.1% intimated partner violence (sexually, physically, and mentally); on the other hand, Hispanic females reported 21.2%” (p. 1-4).
It could be in the form of physical assault, psychological abuse, financial abuse, or social abuse. It is the most common type of violence against women, and causes as many deaths and incapacities in women of a reproductive age, as cancer do. It is also a higher reason for ill health in women than traffic accidents and malaria combined. This essay aims to discuss the various forms of domestic violence, what leads to domestic violence, and the impacts of domestic violence on the physical and mental health of the women who experience it, the effects on the children who witness it, and the barriers that hold women back from leaving the abusive relationships. Domestic violence could be physi... ... middle of paper ... ...seem, and give support and information on legal rights.
During the 1850s through the 1960s started a major wave for feminist throughout many countries. The women fought for inequalities and mainly to gain women’s suffrage (the right to vote). They were willing to do whatever it took to get what they wanted, such as picketing, starting a hunger strike and etc. These women fought to bring light to women’s issues to the national level. They encouraged others to think what the meaning of human rights really means.