Violence Against Women In India

1556 Words Jul 8th, 2018 7 Pages
Violence against women is not a problem of today; it is rooted decades before. It is present all over the world .The condition is getting worse day by day. It is crossing all the borders and races. Violence against women is a very serious and sensitive issue as it is one of the most pervasive of human rights violation denying fundamental rights to almost half of population (females and girls).Domestic violence is much more drastic than violence outside because home is a place where individual seeks love, security, safety and shelter but we can’t deny the fact that it is also a place that imperils lives. Violence includes harassment, maltreatment, brutality, cruelty, physical injury or attempting to place a woman in fear of injury or …show more content…
Violence is used as a weapon to exert power over others. It’s a misconception that violence against female is generated by males only. In reality it is of both types inter-sex and intra-sex. Even mother who bears equal labor pains during birth of her children discriminates between her son and daughter.
In India where domestic violence persists in want of dowry females also play their role in victimizing women. Husband is not the only accused in bride burning cases participation of females like mother-in-law and sister-in-law are also included. Another great cause of domestic violence in India is want of male child. Researches indicate that 30%of the abuse starts during pregnancy; during which a woman needs special care and attention; they are deprived of basic amenities like medicines and healthy diet even during pregnancy. Nearly about two third of females are anaemic which leads to death of mother or child during child birth. Early marriages, forced marriages, honor killing , acid throwing, trafficking, rape, sexual abuse, female foeticide and female infanticide , neglect of women health problems , compelling and humiliating women, alcoholism of the husband are some of the other forms of violence against women in India. Forced prostitution due to poverty is also very common in some Indian states. Husband’s infedility is also a major cause of psychological violence in most of the cases. Wife battering is very common and there

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