In many countries, though legally women are considered to have equal rights to men, these laws become inapplicable in a social context.
Women Violence by World Health Organization reveals that 40 percent of all murders of women worldwide are carried out by an intimate partner. And one in three women across the globe has experienced physical or sexual violence at the hands of her partner.

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

Woman violence
About 43% of Women in South Asia have experienced intimate partner violence in their lifetime. Source: United Nations Prelimanary data 2013

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.

Read More: In South Asia violence against woman is on the rise.

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