A step to make a home free from violence
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From: kashif-ul-huda <kaaashif@...>
Date: Sep 30, 2007 9:45 AM
Subject: A step to make a home free from violence
To: kashif <kaaashif@...>
No, if you are a gender sensitive man, you don't have to worry at all. Yes, but those who are not sensitive, inconsiderate, unsupportive or inhuman towards the female members of their family, have to worry. Either they should change their outlook, perspective, attitude and behavior that cause the indignity to womenfolk of their family or otherwise, be ready to face the consequences of their "masculine" deeds. This is what the new law is designed for. It is for "the protection of women from domestic violence".
The law "The Protection of Women from Domestic Violence Act" is now almost a year old. However hardly anybody knows actually what is defined as domestic violence. Our social conditioning makes us assume that violence is a physical injury inflicted upon someone. However, from a human rights and gender perspective, violence and specifically domestic violence have many forms and layers beyond physical injury. These include various manifestations and stages of violence.
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