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  1. Violence against Women Presented by: Aina M. Labe Melody H. Jabagat (March 6,2012)

  2. Violence against women • technical term used to collectively refer to violent acts that are primarily or exclusively committed against women. Similar to a hate crime, this type of violence targets a specific group with the victim's gender as a primary motive.

  3. United Nations General Assembly •  defines "violence against women" as "any act of gender-based violence that results in, or is likely to result in, physical, sexual or mental harm or suffering to women, including threats of such acts, coercion or arbitrary deprivation of liberty, whether occurring in public or in private life."

  4. The UN Declaration on the Elimination of Violence against Women (1993) • violence against women is a manifestation of historically unequal power relations between men and women, which have led to domination over and discrimination against women by men • violence against women is one of the crucial social mechanisms by which women are forced into a subordinate position compared with men

  5. World Health Organization (WHO) •  violence against women puts an undue burden on health care services with women who have suffered violence being more likely to need health services and at higher cost, compared to women who have not suffered violence.

  6. Types of Violence • Dating violence • Domestic and intimate partner violence • Same-sex relationship violence • Sexual assault and abuse • Violence against immigrant and refugee women • Violence against women at work • Violence against disabled women

  7. Types of Violence • Dating Violence - is when one person purposely hurts or scares someone they are dating • Domestic Violence -is when one person in a relationship purposely hurts another person physically or emotionally • Same sex Relationship Violence - Her partner may hit her, try to control her, or force her to have sex

  8. Types of Violence • Sexual Abuse and Assault– violence committed by a stranger or maybe your own husband • Violence against Immigrant and Refugee Women - Made to "lose face" in her community • Violence against Women at Work - women are hurt by someone they know, like a co-worker, customer, client, or patient

  9. Types of Violence • Violence against Disabled Women - Caregivers can withhold medicine and assistive devices, such as wheelchairs or braces. They can also refuse to help with daily needs like bathing, dressing, or eating

  10. Violence Against Women Act • was developed and passed as a result of extensive grassroots efforts in the late 80's and early 1990s, with advocates and professionals from the battered women's movement, sexual assault advocates, victim services field, law enforcement agencies, prosecutors' offices, the courts, and the private bar urging Congress to adopt significant legislation to address domestic and sexual violence

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