Beaten In Silence: The Causes Of Domestic Violence

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Beaten In Silence Domestic violence or domestic abuse can be defined as a pattern of abusive behavior which implies abusive acts that would allow abusers to take control and dominate others such as partners, children, wife, etc.… Anyone is at a contingency to be domestically abused regardless of his or her gender, race, ethnicity, age, or other factors. Abusers usually use a wide variety of abusive tactics, but some common categories that victims face are physical, sexual, emotional, financial, and identity abuse. But what leads to these types of behaviors? Sometimes abusers may feel that they need to ascendant their partner because of emotions, anger, jealousy, low self-esteem, social class, or even the difference in the level of education. …show more content…
Women that witness abuse from their partners or family suffer socially, economically, or psychologically. They also often suffer from anxiety, depression, or panic disorder. A fear will start developing in them, making them scared of reporting and seeking help from others. According to Al Akhbar, (2012, the feeling of helplessness and feeling less entitled to protection applies to all women from Lebanese and non-Lebanese women that get abused, simply because the law isn't protecting them enough). Some women that are frequently abused decide to commit suicide, thinking that it’s the best solution to end their suffering and misery. Unfortunately, that’s not the best solution. There are many NGO’s (none governmental organizations) out there that would help them. KAFA (enough), an NGO that focuses on gender based violence and that’s seeking to eliminate violence against women, estimates that one woman dies each month in Lebanon. According to Qiblawi (2014) “women facing abuse in Lebanon from their husbands and the Lebanese judiciary aren’t handling these cases properly and doesn’t respect women’s rights.” Several cases that happened in Lebanon that include Christelle Abu Shakra that was poisoned by her husband on valentine’s day and Rouqaya Mounzer, who was also shot in the chest by her husband. Lebanese women and non-Lebanese women are facing domestic violence but what makes a difference is that …show more content…
Violence creates more violence which is bad for our society. Domestic violence is increasing and many cases are being reported simply because some abusers aren’t being stopped or penalized or punished. As stated in her article Qiblawi (2014) “Maya ammar a spokesperson at Kafa, said that a 31 year old Rola yaacoub has been murdered by her husband who was repeatedly beating her. The court didn’t punish the man because they said there wasn’t enough evidence to establish a link” If no one stopped the abuser he is more likely to keep on abusing others just because he didn’t the first time. Also crime rates and violence will start increasing on the streets, like fights, bullying others. Anyone will be threated to be abused by someone else. The more violence we have in our society, the higher the crime rates and the less safe it would

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