Domestic Violence from a Human Rights Perspective: A Critic

  • Dr. Nageswara Rao Aienaparthi and Kalli Sarada
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  • Dr. Nageswara Rao Aienaparthi

    Associate Professor at Bharath Institute of Law, Bharath Institute of Higher Education, Chennai, Tamil Nadu, India

  • Kalli Sarada

    Assistant Professor at Bharath Institute of Law, Bharath Institute of Higher Education, Chennai, Tamil Nadu, India

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Violence against women takes many forms in domestic situations, such as female foeticide, female infanticide, child abuse, incest, child marriage, wife battering, bride burning, and dowry death, sati, neglect, verbal abuse, cruelty, humiliation, and torture. In workplaces and on the streets, women become victims of eve-teasing, sexual harassment, molestation, immoral trafficking, rape, and murder. Such violence against women replicates the pathetic reality that women are not safe and secure anywhere. 0f all the types of violence against women domestic violence are the most serious offense. In this article, an attempt is made to examine the various causes of domestic violence and Manifestations of Domestic violence and human rights violations, which are major salient features of CEDAW, and the problems for the implementation of the law, in the respective countries. Human rights have been provided in conventions, constitutions, and international covenants including the universal declaration of human rights. The primary cause of violence against women is their inferior status in a male-dominated society educationally and economically. Politically and socially, there are other factors responsible too. The increasing criminalization of society, media images of violence, inadequate means to address the cause and consequences of violence, poor enforcement of legal provisions unabashed consumerism, and erosion of traditional values have all added to it finally, I have given some suggestions to come out of this situation and for the protection of the human rights of women.




International Journal of Law Management and Humanities, Volume 6, Issue 5, Page 44 - 56


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