Violence Against Women : A Worldwide Problem Still Hidden Problem

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Violence against women is a worldwide yet still hidden problem. Freedom from the threat of harassment, battering, and sexual assault is a concept that is hard to imagine because violence is embedded in a deep part of most cultures and most lives. “Violence against women includes all verbal, physical, and sexual assaults which violate a woman’s physical body, sense of self and sense of trust, regardless of age, race, ethnicity, or country. Violence against women has been identified as a major public health and human rights issue, and has been estimated by the World Health Organization (WHO) to account for between 5–20% of healthy years of life lost in women aged 15 to 44 (Alhabib, 2009).” Violence against women reaches beyond the immediate threat of bruises and broken bones. The violence against women in many parts of the world contributes to severe health problems such as chronic pain, disability, disease, and mental problems. Violence against women does not only affect the women physically but also mentally, emotionally and socially. Women are affected mentally due to violence because their self esteem is reduced very much, their confidence level is reduced and women who come through the situations in life where they faced violence, they are unable to recuperate to their normal life style. Women who are involved in violence once upon a time in their life usually face post traumatic disorder syndrome. Women involved in violence also experience mental health disorders of
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