An Analysis of Domestic Violence among Employed and Unemployed Women in Mansa District of Punjab, India
8 Pages Posted: 22 Oct 2018
Date Written: October 1, 2018
The condition of women have remained the most deprived and unprivileged section of the society. No doubt, with the passage of time, they have gained their autonomy in all the domains of life, but their condition is still merciful and gender inequality is visible in every period of their social and economic life. The frequent, unspoken and constant physical violence against women is an epidemic that has not been effectively realized by the social welfare organizations and the government. The physical aggression is imposed on women in a number of ways. Physical violence against women includes slapping along with hurting with the objects such as a stick, a shoe, a glass or metal plate. This results in severe injuries to women such as bleeding, swelling, stiffness or pain. The health consequences of physical violence against women include maternal mortality, gynaecological infections, unwanted pregnancies and depression. Indian society has a high tolerance for violence, and many people view violence as a women’s due. This study analyze the socio-economic characteristics, forms and impact of domestic violence against employed and unemployed women of sampled households in Mansa district of Punjab.
Keywords: women, violence, inequality, violence against women
JEL Classification: J16
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