Like Sabina, many women living in New Delhi are forced into marriage to help with their family’s debt. Many times these women end up in physically and mental abusive marriages with no way out. According to recent national estimates, approximately 55% of Indian women report lifetime physical, sexual, or psychological domestic violence (Khazan & Lakshml, 2012). Domestic abuse exist around the world, and one of the core reasons why domestic abuse exists in India has to do with the fact that there is an acceptance for domestic abuse in India. Remarkably, a sizeable percentage of women blame themselves for domestic violence. A 2012 report by the United Nations Children Fund (UNICEF) found that 57 percent of Indian boys and 53 percent of girls between the ages of 15 and 19 think that wife beating is justified (Khazan &...
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...c violence is an issue that is experienced by every one in four women. This issue not only affects the citizens of India, but it also affects women all over the world. Although there might be organizations in several countries that are developed to spread consciousness of domestic violence, there continues to be a percentage of people who aren’t aware of their rights. The possibility of hope could increase significantly, if individuals knew that the likelihood of one experiencing domestic violence in their lifetime is highly probable and were aware of what to do when this issue aroused. Knowledge as it is known, is power and can be influential when dealing with issues like domestic violence and sexual assault. It is important that awareness is continually spread throughout communities and even nations in order to help those whose voices are incapable of being heard.
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