Is Marina Pisklakova The Reason Why Laws Against Domestic Violence Exist?

1155 WordsDec 20, 20155 Pages
“A woman called the hotline and said her husband planned to kill her. I called the police but the officer immediately called the husband, saying, “look if you do it do it quietly.” and I realised there was no hope” (RFK Center for Justice and Human Rights “MARINA PISKLAKOVA”). Every year in Russia, almost 15,000 women are killed by their husbands, and over 50,000 are hospitalized from abuse; 85% of these victims are female. In countries such as America, these numbers are far lower, and there are many ways to get help. Many people don’t realize that in places such as Russia, if you are a victim of domestic violence, there is very little you can do to help yourself. In fact, up until recently, there were no laws prohibiting abuse. Marina Pisklakova is the reason why laws against domestic violence exist. She has helped thousands women break free of abusive relationships, and has saved countless other women’s lives. Marina is one of the world’s most prominent feminists. she encouraged many women to stand up for their rights, and has paved the way for other feminists in countries where equality is nothing more than a dream. Domestic violence is a reality for thousands of women around the world. Domestic violence is when one member of a family physically or mentally harms another member of the family. While abuse such as this can happen to men, 85% of domestic violence victims are women. More than 70% of victims don’t report the abuse, and every year thousands of women are

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