Types of discrimination against woman:
- Unequal pay
- Sexually objectifying women’s bodies as “property”
- Discriminating woman in the home and at work
- Women being seen as incapable of “hard” physical jobs
- Granted unequal citizenship and property rights
According to a 2011-2012 United Nations Women report, about 600 million women live in countries where domestic violence is not considered as a crime. These countries have no law against domestic violence making it more difficult to fight against it.
“The fight against woman discrimination and violence is an ongoing process” -Rashmi Sheila
Violence Against Women in South Asia
Gender-based violence is prevalent across the whole of South Asia.From 2004 to 2012, dowry-related violence has increased from 2,981 cases to 4,563 in Bangladesh, and nearly 110,000 complaints on violence against women were recorded by Bangladeshi police from 2010 to 2012.
Other studies conducted by the Women Rehabilitation Center (WOREC) in Nepal showed that 1,563 cases against woman violence were recorded from April 2012 to 2013. It also pointed out that between 5,000 and 12,000 girls and women aged 10 to 20 are trafficked every year.
Let’s look at the video of Managing Director of Curzon PR, Farzana Baduel featured on BBC News discussing violence against women in South Asia.
Thus, the topic of gender discrimination and violence has become common in every part of the world.It is, therefore, essential to ask the questions regarding woman violence, to make us all realize that the struggle and the fight are still in full swing.