Crime against Women

  • Nikhil Sharma
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  • Nikhil Sharma

    Student at B.S. Anangpuria Institute of Law, Alampur, Faridabad, Haryana, India

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Crime against women is a pervasive issue that persists in societies worldwide, crossing boundaries of geography, culture, and socio-economic status. This abstract explores the various aspects of crime against women, including its definition, types, causes, and consequences. The objective is to provide an overview of this critical issue and highlight the need for concerted efforts to address and prevent such crimes. The abstract begins by defining crime against women as any act or omission that causes physical, sexual, or psychological harm to women, specifically due to their gender. It encompasses a wide range of offenses, including but not limited to domestic violence, sexual assault, rape, human trafficking, dowry-related violence, honour killings, female genital mutilation, and forced marriages. These crimes occur in both public and private spheres, impacting women of all ages and backgrounds. Deep-rooted patriarchal attitudes, gender inequality, societal norms, and power imbalances contribute to the perpetration of violence against women. The consequences of crime against women are far-reaching and devastating. Women who experience such violence often suffer physical injuries, emotional trauma, and long-lasting psychological effects. Their ability to participate fully in society, access education and employment, and enjoy a life free from fear and violence is severely hindered. The consequences also extend to families, communities, and societies, creating a cycle of fear, discrimination, and diminished social cohesion.





International Journal of Law Management and Humanities, Volume 6, Issue 4, Page 998 - 1007


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