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Surname 1 Name: Lecturer: Course: Date: Question 1 Gender-based Violence. Gender-based violence often results from expression of power inequalities between women and men. The general overview is that this issue persists in our societies and is usually inflicted on women and girls. Discrimination against women often results in emotional, psychological and extreme cases physical harm and suffering to women. It is, therefore, a violation of human rights. Gender-based violence can be experienced in public or private life. In her book Troubling Violence, Carver M. Heather highlights the injustices and mental stress that come along with violence and abuse against women especially for those abused in marriages. What impacted me is how she expounds on the need for better measures to end gender-based violence in our society. She goes on to present law as the best remedy to stop gender-based violence and bring the abusers to justice. I obtained a new perspective of how shallow the issue of gender justice is explored. I realized women are not directly given full rights, freedom, and power like their male counterparts. There is, therefore, need to change society’s mindset and view of women and
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  • Spring '18
  • Maokomba
  • Discrimination, gender-based violence, Knudsen, Susanne V

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