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Research Paper | Law | India | Volume 7 Issue 10, October 2018
Criminology: A Study on Crime against Women
Abstract: Although the position of women has improved in the society today but still there is a deal of Crime AGAINST WOMEN. Crime against women, includes many kinds of Harmful physical, emotional, and sexual behaviors against women and girls that Are most often carried out by family members, but also at times by strangers. The United Nations Declaration on the Elimination of Violence against Women includes a widely accepted definition of violence against women as Any act of gender-based violence that results in, or is likely to result in, Physical, sexual, or psychological harm or suffering to women, including Threats of such acts, coercion, or arbitrary deprivations of liberty, whether occurring in public or private life. Women and children are often in great danger in the place where they should be safest within their families. For many, home is where they face a regime of terror and violence at the hands of somebody close to them somebody they should be able to trust. Those victimized suffer physically and psychologically. They are unable to make their own decisions, voice their own opinions or protect themselves and their children for fear of further repercussions. Their human rights are denied and their lives are stolen from them by the ever-present threat of violence. Twenty years ago, violence against women was not considered an issue worthy of international attention or concern. Victims of violence suffered in silence, with little public recognition of their plight. This began to change in the 1980s as womens groups organized locally and internationally to demand attention to the physical, psychological, and economic abuse of women. Gradually, violence against women has come to be recognized as a legitimate human rights issue and as a significant threat to womens health and well-being. For over three decades, womens advocacy groups around the world have been working to draw more attention to the physical, psychological, and sexual abuse of women and to stimulate action. They have provided abused women with shelter, lobbied for legal reforms, and challenged the widespread attitudes and beliefs that support violence against women Needless to say, its not the responsibility of certain groups to fight for the basic rights of women and protect them but. . Until we reform our society violence against women will remain a problem which we need to face and fight. So, lets unite together and Say no to violence against women!
Keywords: sexual abuse, gender based violence, coercion, arbitrary deprivation, sexual abuse, discrimination, oppression, aggression, humiliation, psychological
Edition: Volume 7 Issue 10, October 2018,
Pages: 1045 - 1049