Domestic Violence Against Women In Australia Essay

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Domestic Violence Against Women In Australia Women are a major group in todays society who have been disadvantaged in Australia. The primary role of women in the past was that of a domestic carer but in today’s society women play a much greater role. Generally women fall victim to domestic violence as men are more likely to be influenced by alcohol or drugs, which could potentially hinder their consciousness and thus leading them to lose control and those around them. However there are currently many campaigns and responses that fight against these unethical acts such as White Ribbon and the ‘Domestic and Family Violence Protection Act 2012’. Women who are abused by partners often suffer from psychological problems and are alienated from…show more content…
Statistics show that since the age of 15 women experience domestic violence 3 times more than men, 1 in 5 Australian women have experienced sexual violence, 1 in 3 have experienced physical violence, 1 in 6 have experienced sexual or physical violence from a current or formal partner, and 1 in 4 have…show more content…
There are many cases involving domestic violence such as the ‘R v Gittany [2013]’ case which involves the murder of Lisa Cecilia Harnum and the ‘R v Mulvihill [2014] ’ case which involves the murder of Rachelle Yeo. These cases have portrayed the violation of human rights through the murder their female partner. The government has responded to these immoral acts by creating the ‘Domestic and Family Violence Protection Act 2012’ to provide safety for people in relevant relationships who are victims of domestic violence. Stimulus Two (BHP subsidiary Australian Iron and Steel) shows that between June 1977 and April 1980, the company assigned more than 4000 ironworkers of which only a little over 1% were female. Women were discriminated against which caused many to be jobless, these acts of discrimination encouraged domestic violence as many females involved in domestic violence did not have enough money to move away from their partner. As seen in the news article ‘Violence against women: don't just punish, prevent’, women who were jobless felt as if they have nowhere else to go which left them no choice but to stay with their current partner

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