Rape is an unwanted sexual intercourse. Rape knows no borders as it affects females in every country in the world. Rape is the most vicious crime that a man can commit, and one of the worst nightmares and traumatizing experience that can happen to a girl or woman. With very long lasting psychological effects on both the victim and the family the coupled with the fact that most victims are ostracized by those around them and our judicial systems are not making it any easy
This involves the forceful giving away of a young girl in to marriage without her consent. Most often young girls given out on early marriages are vulnerable to sexual violence, sexually transmitted diseases and unwanted pregnancies.
FEMALE GENITAL MUTILATION
Female genital mutilation (FGM) includes procedures that intentionally alter or injure female genital organs for non-medical reasons. This is a practice is propagated by certain traditions with the purpose of cleansing, and chastity. This procedure is traditionally carried out by an older woman with no medical training, anesthetics and antiseptic treatment with basic tools such as knives, scissors, scalpels, pieces of glass and razor blades. This could lead to severe bleeding and medical complications.
Domestic violence refers to physical and sexual attacks in the home within a family or an intimate relationship. It includes intimate partner violence, marital rape, and assault and battery. This practice mostly results to very damaging physical and psychological effects which are long lasting. Domestic violence robs victims of their fundamental right to maintain control over their own lives. Individuals who are abused live in fear and isolation in the one place they should always feel safe, their home. It is not only the victim, but the whole community who experiences the effects of Domestic Violence. Statistics show that one out of three women will experience Domestic Violence at some stage in their life. Domestic Violence causes ill-health such as high blood pressure, obesity, smoking and premature death.
refers to the murder of women due to their perceived disgrace to the family’s or community’s “honor” for things such as accused premarital sex, accused adultery, inappropriate behavior such as leaving the house without a male relative, and even rape. Preservation of honor is usually veiled in religious language, a dangerous manipulation of religion to justify an inexcusable practice. Women have been publicly stoned to death, burned alive and attacked with acid for such accused disgraces.
femicide indicates the systematic killing of women and girls. This extreme act culminates in murder but may include torture, mutilation, cruelty and sexual violence. Femicide is most notorious in several Latin and Central American countries, though it occurs in other regions as well. Sex-selective abortions are another form of femicide, more prevalent in Asia, particularly in countries that do not value female children or when there is a limit on births per family.