A CASE STUDY ON THE VICTIMS OF DOMESTIC VIOLENCE IN ASSAM WITH SPECIAL REFERENCE TO EDUCATED WOMEN

Dr. Mallika Kalita

Abstract


Present study aims at- (i) To identify the various factors of Crime against women (ii) To examine the educational and economic background of the victims of domestic violence and (iii)To suggest policy measures to control or minimize domestic violence. The reason behind selecting these objectives is that in a democratic society, Domestic Violence is always considered as human rights violation. Domestic violation has no age, no religion, no gender and no socio-economic status. It may take place at any time, within any family of any religion.  But from general observations it is to say that Violence or crime against women has always been increasing in every country of the world because of which Human Rights is becoming a popular issue among the common masses. Educated women are specially emphasised in this paper as educated women cannot express or share easily their painful experience with others. Educated women are always conscious about their social status. They have fear of losing self-respect, if they use to share their beater/painful experiences getting from in-laws or from husbands.   A few years back, the 3rd National Family Health Survey (NFH-III)   reveals that over 37 per cent married India women are victims of physical or sexual abuse by their husbands and over 40 per cent of Indian women have experienced domestic violence at some point in their married life. Different Research Studies show that present education system is not in a position to stop domestic violence against women. So, it is the moral responsibility of every person of a civil society to think over the pervasiveness of this serious issue from educational and sociological point of view.


Keywords


Domestic violence, Human Rights, Education, Women

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