Violence against women continues to be a global epidemic that kills, tortures and maims physically, psychologically, sexually and economically. It is one of the most pervasive of human rights violations, denying women equality, security, dignity, self-worth and their right to enjoy fundamental freedoms. Violence against women is a 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 victim’s gender as primary motive. The 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.
Abioye Oluyinka is a professional social worker whose expertise is in the areas of Criminal Justice System, Rehabilitation and reforms, Violence against women, Women Development and Crisis and Refugees Studies. She has been involved in humanitarian services for about six years which strengthens her devotion to a cause that is dear to her heart.
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LAP LAMBERT Academic Publishing
Domestic Violence, Psychosocial wellbeing, Women, Health
PSYCHOLOGY & PSYCHIATRY / General