Violence Against Women in India: A Case for Research in Tackling the Menace

19 Pages Posted: 31 May 2013

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Ravindra Ghooi

Symbiosis International University - Symbiosis School of Biomedical Sciences (SSBS)

Shailesh Deshpande

affiliation not provided to SSRN

Date Written: May 31, 2013

Abstract

Violence against women has long been a problem, in times of peace and war. This violence ranges from very mild teasing to rape and murder, and takes place at home, in the streets, at work places, jails, in short everywhere. Few crimes against women are reported, fewer still prosecuted, and a negligent number of accused are actually punished. In the absence of detailed studies on incidence, it is difficult to come up with suggestions to reduce if not abolish such violence. There is an urgent need for more studies on this violence so that the psychology of the violators is better understood. Instances of violence need to be thoroughly investigated, and ways and means devised to reduce their incidence. There is need for quick and severe punishment for the accused, which would act as a deterrent too. Any society, in which half the population is not assured of safety, needs to reconsider its claim to being civilised.

Keywords: Women, violence, rape, safety, crimes.

Suggested Citation

Ghooi, Ravindra and Deshpande, Shailesh, Violence Against Women in India: A Case for Research in Tackling the Menace (May 31, 2013). Available at SSRN: https://ssrn.com/abstract=2272617 or http://dx.doi.org/10.2139/ssrn.2272617

Ravindra Ghooi (Contact Author)

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Shailesh Deshpande

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