Violence Against Women

Kritika Oberoi
Royal College of Law, Ghaziabad
Uttar Pradesh, India

Volume II, Issue I, 2018

As we know that violence against women is increasing day by day and it is becoming a burning problem. This is all because of gender inequality. Women are expected to indulge in household environment  and play an important role as daughters, daughter-in-laws, wives and mothers. On one hand our society worships the goddess durga, laxmi and saraswati but on the other hand they are doing these types of cheap activities like rape, domestic violence, sexual harassment, dowry violence etc. They say that girls are laxmi of the house. But it is a big lie because of the thinking of the men of our society is becoming very cheap day by day. Women are considered weaker than men. This attitude has restricted the ability of women to move freely and they face lack of opportunity for the development of their personality. In this article author wants to highlight the types of violence and preventions. Author also wants to describe the meaning of violence against women. This article also highlights the status of women in India. A number of factors are responsible for violence against women. The psychological problems of the people force them to commit such violence. Violence against women is understood as a violation of human rights and a form of discrimination. It is an inequality between men and women. Violence against women is based on a word “gender”. Violence can take many forms. In this article author wants to describe the forms of violence. Violence against women is suffers by victim and their families. Due to the violence against women, parents of our society are scared to send their child outside alone. This all happens because of aggression of men which is hidden and no one can easily understand that. In this article author wants to discuss the causes, consequences of violence against women and specification of violence against women.

Keywords:- Meaning, status of women, forms, types, causes, consequences, woman, prevention violence against women, specification of violence, leading cases, citations, references.


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