Crimes of gender.

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Everyday, thousands of women are targets of violation that range from simple cases of sexual harassment to extreme cases of dowry deaths. This article describes different forms of violence against women. Wife beating has been prevalent in all societies regardless of race, culture, and socioeconomic status. In India, incidents like bride burning and dowry death are common because laws against these crimes have never been enforced. In Chile, the constitution grants the husband marital authority over his wife, resulting to wife beating due to unequal power balance. Due to the prevalence of these violations, shelters, legal reforms, and various groups and agencies to combat violence against women all over the world have initiated programs. Coalitions have also been organized to promote awareness and denounce male violence.

Original languageEnglish (US)
Pages (from-to)3-11
Number of pages9
JournalWomen"s health journal / Isis International, Latin American and Caribbean Women"s Health Network
StatePublished - Dec 1 1990
Externally publishedYes

ASJC Scopus subject areas

  • Medicine(all)


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