Violence Against Women-an Issue of Human Rights

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VIOLENCE AGAINST WOMEN-AN ISSUE OF HUMAN RIGHTS

By
Ms Shabana Kesar
Asst. Professor
Department of Women Education
Maulana Azad National Urdu University

Mailing address : Department of women education, MANUU,
Gachchibowli, Hyderabad, 500032.
E-mail ID: - sabasuri@gmail.com

Paper- Violence against women[VAW]-An issue of Human Rights
Synopsis:-
 Introduction
 issue of human rights
 VAW a health & social issue
 Dimensions & causes of violence
 VAW a global & Indian scenario
 Failure to safeguard women’s human rights
 Best practices & strategies to be adopted to combat VAW
 Conclusion
Introduction:- Violence affects the lives of millions of women worldwide in all socio-economic & educational classes. It cuts across
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• Physical, sexual & psychological violence perpetrated or condoned by the state, wherever it occurs Gender-based violence both reflects & reinforces inequities between men & women & comprises the health, dignity, security & autonomy of its victims. It encompasses a wide range of human rights violations, including sexual abuse of children, rape, domestic violence, sexual assault & harassment, trafficking of women & girls & several harmful traditional practices. Any one of these abuses can leave deep psychological scars, damage the health of women & girls in general, including their reproductive & sexual health, & in some instances, result in death.

We know that VAW is an atrocious human rights violation, a public health epidemic & a barrier to solving global challenges such as extreme poverty, HIV/AIDS & conflict. It devastates the lives of millions of women & girls & knows no national or cultural barriers. It is a mass phenomenon taking many different forms with disastrous consequences for women’s & girls health & survival. The social & economic costs resulting from this abuse place a substantial burden on society as significantly hampering development. Therefore preventing VAW & girls is also a key contribution to achieving most of the UN millennium development goals & to reduce poverty.
VAW is a yardstick by which one can measure the
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