Today, November 25, coincides with the International Day for the Elimination of Violence against Women around the world
Violence against women has increased in Afghanistan since the beginning of the Taliban regime. And we call on the United Nations and the European Union not to forget Afghan women. Put a lot of pressure on the Taliban to respect the rights of Afghan women. Violence against women and girls is one of the most common human rights violations in the world, which occurs again and again every day around the world, and this has serious short-term and long-term physical and psychological consequences for women and girls.
Types of violence against women
Domestic violence, sometimes referred to as domestic abuse or partner violence, refers to any pattern of behavior used to gain or maintain power and dominance over a partner. This definition includes all physical, sexual, emotional, economic, psychological, or threatening acts that affect another person. Domestic violence is one of the most common forms of violence experienced by women worldwide. Economic violence
Economic shunting involves creating or attempting to establish a person’s financial dependence by having complete control over financial resources, blocking access to money, and / or barring them from attending school or work.
Psychological violence includes creating fear through intimidation, threatening to physically harm oneself, a partner or others, harming pets or property, playing games mentally, or being forced to stay away from friends, family, school, or work.
Emotional violence includes undermining one’s sense of self-worth through constant criticism, underestimating other abilities, naming oneself and other verbal abuse, damaging a partner’s relationship with children, or barring a partner from meeting friends and family.
Physical violence includes injuring or attempting to injure a partner by hitting, kicking, burning, grabbing, pinching, biting, depriving oneself of medical services or forcing the use of alcohol and / or drugs, or using The other is physical force. This can include property damage.
Sexual violence involves forcing a partner to engage in a sexual act without consent. Ways to reduce violence against women
The most important way to help women against violence and sexual abuse is to increase their legal protections, but in addition to this effective way, experts suggest other ways to improve their situation in society, which are:
1– Increasing the awareness of families, especially in less developed societies
Raising the awareness of families, especially in rural and small towns, about how to treat and protect women and girls, and giving vital information to families about the dangers that threaten women and girls, should be done by raising public awareness. Persuaded women to change their attitudes towards women and girls.
2– Combating violence against girls in schools
It is estimated that 350 Afghan male and female students are harassed on or off school or inside the school each year, with more girls than boys being victims. It is important to hold regular counseling sessions in schools to help students hear their problems and increase their self-confidence.
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