Increasing Cases of Domestic Violence and its Impact on Society

  • Sujitkumar C. Tayde and Dr. Ranjan Dube
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  • Sujitkumar C. Tayde

    Research Scholar (Ph.D. (LAW)) at G.H. Raisoni University, Amravati, India

  • Dr. Ranjan Dube

    Head of Department at School of Law, Amravati, G.H. Raisoni University, Amravati, India

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Violence against women and girls is still one of the most widespread human rights violations in the world. Globally, an estimated 736 million women, nearly one in every three have experienced physical and/or sexual intimate relationship abuse, non-partner sexual assault, or both at least once in their lifetime. The World Health Organization (WHO) multi-country study on women's health found that 15–71% of women (aged 15–49 years) have experienced violence physically or sexually by their intimate partners at some point in their lives. The few studies available also indicate that physical abuse on Indian women is quite high, ranging from 22% to 60%. A recent survey revealed that violence against women is the fastest-growing crime in India. According to the most recent report published by India's National Crime Records Bureau (NCRB), a crime against women has been reported every three minutes in India. Every 60 minutes, two women are raped in this country. Every six hours, a young married lady is discovered beaten to death, burned, or committed suicide. Violence against women is a significant socioeconomic, human rights, and public mental health issue. Domestic violence is widely recognized as a global public health issue, with many public, private, and governmental institutions making significant efforts to tackle it in India. The various causes that might spark violence within the four walls of a house must be carefully examined, and an in-depth analysis of the elements resulting in domestic violence needs to be conducted. The paper focuses on the increasing prevalence of domestic violence and its impact on society. This article will address the barriers and problems that have led to an increase in domestic violence cases and also its impacts. It will additionally put forward suggestions to reduce domestic violence incidents.




International Journal of Law Management and Humanities, Volume 7, Issue 2, Page 248 - 259


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