International Journal of Applied Research
Vol. 2, Issue 8, Part G (2016)
Domestic violence in India- An analysis
Vimal Vidushy and Gagandeep Sethi
Domestic violence is a global issue reaching across national boundaries as well as socio-economic, cultural, racial and class distinctions. This problem is not only widely dispersed geographically, but its incidence is also extensive, making it a typical and accepted behavior. Domestic violence is wide spread, deeply ingrained and has serious impacts on women's health and well-being. Its continued existence is morally indefensible. Its cost to individuals, to health systems and to society is enormous. The purpose of the present study is to report the prevalence of various forms of domestic violence against women, to analyze the data on domestic violence against women in India and some suggestive measures. The management of domestic violence essentially requires combined effort of law enforcement, social welfare and health care services. Although efforts have been made in this direction, the attended cases represent just the tip of the iceberg, as majority of the cases are not reported due to social pressures from family members or social stigma of defamation. Real change in these cases can only be brought about by changing the mindset of society through education and better law enforcement.
How to cite this article:
Vimal Vidushy and Gagandeep Sethi. Domestic violence in India- An analysis. International Journal of Applied Research. 2016; 2(8): 461-465.