Domestic violence - A Harsh Reality
Author(s):
Malvika Singh Jamwal
Keywords:
Domestic violence, constitutional rights, women, mental and physical illnesses, patriarchy
Abstract
Domestic violence and abuse are the issues that always attract the headlines and will continue to be a pervasive issue in India. The term ‘domestic violence’[ The Ministry of Health, Welfare and Sport in tandem with the Ministry of Justice and Security of Netherlands have beautifully summarized what domestic violence is in their attempt to spread awareness and educate their citizens about this issue. ] is used to describe a close relationship between the victim and the offender. The violence can be committed by someone who belongs to the victim’s social circle be it family, friends or even relatives. The aim of this research paper is to show how women in India have been the sufferers of domestic violence even now despite so many years of independence and modern technological advancements. The study advances our understanding of the various illnesses that women suffer being a victim of domestic violence that are not just physical but mental and emotional as well. These have a long-term impact on the victim and even the younger generations with respect to their lineage. It also displays the impact the ongoing covid-19 pandemic had on the lives of the victims of domestic violence.
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Unique Paper ID: 156805

Publication Volume & Issue: Volume 9, Issue 5

Page(s): 18 - 22
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