Domestic Violence Against Women Case Study

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During the 1990s, according the Department of Justice of USA, the incidence of domestic violence decreased. Their study revealed that three important factors had an impact on this decline of violence against women and they were: a) Better legal services for domestic violence victims b) Improvement in women’s economic status c) Demographic trends (Farmer &Tiefenthaler, 1997) In the context of Bangladesh, Shahiduzzaman and Rahman in their book ‘Gender Equality of Bangladesh: Still a long way to go’ identified the following reasons for violence against women: a) Existing patriarchal culture and eco-socio-family system b) Lack of awareness of women rights c) Political culture d) Detrition of law and order situation e) Trend of fatwa f) Fundamentalism Besides the immediate affect from being battered, victims of domestic violence also experience a detrition of health so poor health can be an indicator of domestic violenceand/or discrimination towards women especially if there is a gap between her health conditions and her male counterparts when applicable. Malnutrition amongst children and mothers are a major cause of concern for health advocates. A study in rural India showed that besides biological variables, health-care…show more content…
These are the statistics for those who came open about their violence and medical records. However, only 51.8 percent respondents of a public study reported that they received treatment for violence- rest of them did not because they thought it unnecessary (51.6 percent), were afraid of husband (17.3 percent), husband did not allow (15.2 percent) and social stigma (Hossen, 2014). It’s not the case only in developing countries. Even in a developed territory like Victoria, Australia itself male intimate partner violence is found to be the leading contributor to death, disability and illness for women aged 15 to 44 years (VicHealth
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