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Violence against women has gradually come to be recognized as a legitimate human rights issue and as a significant threat to womens health and well-being.

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Research Report on Women Abuse By GUAN JIE XUE For all of history, women have been treated as if they were politically and socially inferior; and the properties of the men they married. As a matter of fact, the unjustifiable restrictions on women, with regard to legal rights and freedoms, have only been lifted in the last few decades. However, despite numerous successes in empowering women, certain issues in terms of women abuse still exist in all areas of our life. Owing to the fact that violence against women was not considered an issue worthy of international attention, victims of violence were forced to suffer in silence with little public recognition of their plight. Nonetheless, this situation began to change in the 1920s as women's groups organized locally and internationally to demand attention to the physical, psychological, and economic abuse of women. As a result, violence against women has gradually come to be recognized as a legitimate human rights issue and as a significant threat to women's health and well-being. ...read more.


From the bedroom to the battlefield, from the schoolyard to the work place, women and girls are at risk from rape and other forms of sexual violence. Women's options for obtaining support and ending the abuse are frequently limited by her personal and social circumstances. First Nations women, refugee women, and women with disabilities experiences of discrimination, racism and poverty create additional barriers. These women often must deal not only with the consequences of being abused but also with the effects of their marginalized position in society, and the reality of limited services. The response of governments to rape and other forms of sexual violence is still inadequate. Sexual violence against women is exacerbated by the inadequate implementation of laws. Victims and survivors of sexual violence must have full access to adequate and effective legal redress and to health information, aid, protection and services. Shelternet is Canada's first and only national online resource and support network for abused women and their children. ...read more.


In addition, the government should pressure foreign countries to put an end to laws that discriminate against women and call for new laws to be enacted that will protect women's human rights. Violence against women is a violation of human rights, sometimes deadly and always unacceptable. It cuts across the boundaries of culture, race, class, geography and religion. There is no region of the world, no country and no culture in which women live free from violence. It is a complex and persistent problem with multiple causes. The overall impact of such violence is incalculable, as it not only directly affects individual victims but also their families and children. Moreover, it is not only a manifestation of unequal power relations between men and women; it is a mechanism for perpetuating inequality. The elimination of such violence has become an obligation of all governments. So, let's unite together and say no to violence against women! ?? ?? ?? ?? COURSE: CIVICS NAME: GUAN JIE XUE DATE: 2011/5/27 ...read more.

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