Essay Domestic Violence Against Women: A Global Epidemic

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One of the most significant health and social problems affecting every society in the world today, irrespective of age, race, ethnic, socio-economic, and religious groups, is Domestic Violence against women.
According to the World Health Organization (2007): Domestic violence is a global issue reaching across national boundaries as well as socio- economic, cultural, racial, and class distinctions. This problem is not only widely dispersed geographically, but its incidence is also extensive, making it a typical and accepted behavior. Domestic violence is widespread, deeply ingrained, and has serious impacts on women’s health and well-being. Its continued existence is morally indefensible. Its cost to
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One of the most significant health and social problems affecting every society in the world today, irrespective of age, race, ethnic, socio-economic, and religious groups, is Domestic Violence against women.
According to the World Health Organization (2007): Domestic violence is a global issue reaching across national boundaries as well as socio- economic, cultural, racial, and class distinctions. This problem is not only widely dispersed geographically, but its incidence is also extensive, making it a typical and accepted behavior. Domestic violence is widespread, deeply ingrained, and has serious impacts on women’s health and well-being. Its continued existence is morally indefensible. Its cost to individuals, to health systems and to society is enormous. Yet no other major problem has been so widely ignored and so little understood. Domestic violence is the misuse of power by one adult in a relationship to control another, through violence and other forms of abuse. 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
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