Domestic violence is a pattern of abusive and threatening behaviors that may include physical, emotional, economic and sexual violence as well as intimidation, isolation and coercion. The purpose of domestic violence is to establish and exert power and control over another; men most often use it against their intimate partners, such as current or former spouses, girlfriends, or dating partners. While other forms of violence within the family are also serious, this site will address the unique characteristics of violence against women in their intimate relationships, often referred to as intimate partner violence (IPV).
Domestic violence is behavior that is learned through observation and reinforcement in both the family and society. It is not caused by genetics or illness. Domestic violence is repeated because it works. Domestic violence allows the perpetrator to gain control of the victim through fear and intimidation. Gaining the victim’s compliance, even temporarily, reinforces the perpetrator’s use of these tactics of control. More importantly, however, the perpetrator’s abusive behavior is reinforced by the socially sanctioned belief that men have the right to control women in relationships and the right to use force to ensure that control.
Women are still looked at from a medieval point of view, they are not spared on the road, not spared at a social gathering, and they are not even spared at workplace. It should be mentioned here that women are thought to be easy because they go to work and mingle with men, and thus starts the harassments.
Sexual harassment at workplace is a very serious issue that needs to be dealt with an iron fist, and thankfully the law allows a woman to take things to light if in case something uncanny happens with her at the workplace.
At the very start it is important to realise that the recipient must by all means unwelcome the conduct of the person charged. The twist is that the conduct will not be considered to be sexual harassment if it is welcomed. Courts would therefore look at the complainant’s reaction at the time of the incident and assess whether it was right for the complainant to file a complaint in the first place.
Most Women Do Not Seek Help When They Are Abused, Others Never tells anyone when they are abused,Only few women seek help from appropriate institutions like the Social welfare,Police, and some social service Organizations which Young Heart Foundation believes its Lack of Education and Awareness and have decided to strengthen its awareness creation with several means of communication to enlighten each and every household both in the rural and Urban Areas the consequence of Domestic Violence in our society.
Promoting the Rights of Women, Differently abled persons and the Vulnerable Groups
In partnership with Open Society Initiative for West Africa (O.S.I.W.A) Young Heart Foundation implemented a project to promote the rights of the above groups, Domestic violence and Gender related issues. The project brought together major stake holders to discuss the ways through which the rights can be promoted. A TV documentary was filmed and produced yet to be aired.
Objective of Child Rights Clubs:
Create a platform for the children to know their right and corresponding responsibilities
Use the schools as Model Schools for promoting the rights and responsibilities of children as stipulated in the United Nations Child Right Conversion
Give children a voice to be heard
Help the children grow up to their full potential