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24. The issue of marital rape is much deeper and may the issue of violence against women. Do you agree? Support your answer with reasons. What are the various preventive measures that can be taken for the same? For a woman who is facing domestic violence, it is equally violating if her skull is fractured, her spine is broken, her cornea is damaged, liver is injured, or her vagina is penetrated forcefully. What women object to is the violence involved. While sexual violence is “very common, it is never in isolation”, and that “those who isolate penetrative sexual violence within marriage, and place it on a pedestal, are oblivious of the women’s social realities.” Sexual violence in conflict and argues that a narrow focus on sexual violence ignores the multiplicity of suffering faced by women and can result in inadequate attention being paid to their other needs. We need to ensure that law and policy interventions do not inadvertently trivialise non- sexual violence and that steps are taken to strengthen compliance and implementation of laws relating to all forms of violence. PREVENTION- While it is important to work towards facilitating access to justice for victims, it is crucial to simultaneously focus on preventive measures. This view was reflected in a UN multi-country study on violence in Asia-Pacific which recommended that strategies must focus on structural factors that prevent the incidence of rape, rather than focussing only on strengthening response mechanisms. Since gender socialisation begins young, the study also speaks of the need to focus interventions on children and adolescents. This socialisation is reinforced through family and societal institutions, popular culture and media. Social learning psychologists have found that a disrupted home environment contributes to violent,
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22 | Page 9004418746 [email protected] anti-social behaviour of a child. Therefore, in addition to sensitising law enforcement authorities whose attitudes are merely symptomatic of widely-held beliefs about women and gender roles, we need to work with children, parents and the larger community to ensure marital rape is condemned, not condoned. 25. The Sabrimala temple issue is not only patriarchal and archaic but also against the provisions of the Constitution f India. Do you agree? Support your answer with reasons. - sabarimala/article19883956.ece The ban on entry of women between a certain age group in the Sabrimla temple is against various Constitutional provisions such as right to equality and freem to practice religion. The entry prohibition takes away the woman’s right against discrimination guaranteed under Article 15(1) of the Constitution. It curtails her religious freedom assured by Article 25(1).
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