Gender Violence And Sexual Violence

1331 Words Jul 13th, 2015 6 Pages
Gender violence in general and violence against women in intimate relationships in particular, is a historical phenomenon present in much of human cultures, regardless of age, social class, race, ideology or religion. It is a hidden reality and still has much to do with companies in which it places women in a position of economic, social, cultural and emotional inferiority to men. For several decades, the various expressions of this type of violence began to be conceived as a human rights violation. However, in many parts of the world they do not come to be recognized for women, or even fully respected in societies where they have been proclaimed constitutionally. International commitments in this field arising in the 1970s, from early studies and research that detected the existence and practice of true cultures of violence against women worldwide. During that decade, the United Nations General Assembly adopted the Convention on the Elimination of All Forms of Discrimination Against Women (1979), which urges states parties to take measures to modify social and cultural patterns of conduct of men and women eliminate prejudice and based on the idea of inferiority, superiority of either sex or gender and stereotypes practices. Since then, several international meetings have progressed in defining concepts and tools to identify and address violence against women. Gender violence is a complex problem that is essentially based on the inequality between men and women, inequality…
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