Effect of Domestic Abuse on Women
The increase in the number of domestic abuses on women has been on the rise in the recent years. Though a lot of efforts have been directed toward addressing domestic abuse on women, a lot needs to be done to in order to solve this problem. The issue of women being abused needs to be critically looked upon from all dimensions including the causes and the impacts of the abuse. Domestic abuse has negative impact on the lives of women who are physically or emotionally abused by their husbands. Studies have shown that women in many marriages are emotionally and physically abused by their husbands. Majority of those women who are victims of domestic abuses are those who are financially dependent on their husbands, thereby, making them vulnerable to abuses from their husbands. In order to successfully address the issue of abuse of women in society, especially the domestic abuses, there is a need to understand the impacts of these forms of abuses on women.
One of the common impacts of domestic abuses on women is physical and emotional injuries. In many cases, domestic abuses result into divorces affecting the lives of children in the family. Therefore, this study will be concerned with finding out the effect of abuse on women. The issue of men abusing women should not be taken lightly. The issue of domestic abuse on women should be given the degree of urgency it needs in order to realize a society where gender-based violence on women is no more applicable. Every member of society has a role that he/she should play in an effort to address the issue of domestic abuse on women through various capacities that are available in society. Men should be very instrumental in addressing this problem by treating women with high degree of respect and avoid taking advantage of their weaknesses.
There are a number of measures that can be put in place to protect women from domestic abuses, as well as the negative effects of abuses that they are subjected to in life. First, women should be empowered economically to make them independent financially. This will help them fight for their rights equally as men and protect them from abuses that they are subjected to because of their dependence on men. A number of initiatives aimed at empowering women should be put in place by both the government and the private sector. The fact that initiative loans are being readily made available to women so that they can embark on entrepreneurial activities is a viable initiative that can be very instrumental in reducing the domestic abuse on women. Women should also be trained on how to conduct businesses in order to successfully start and be able to run their business, thereby, making them independent financially. Secondly, women can be educated on their rights and the importance of them fighting for their rights, as well as gender equality in the society. Creating awareness among women on their rights will help in eradicating abuses directed toward them. Women will also be in a position to report on any form of abuses that are subjected to them to the relevant authority so that the legal action can be taken against the offender.
Another, viable solution to the problem will be a formulation of laws and policies that discourage abuses on women in both government and private institutions. Stiff penalties should be placed on any person found guilty of abusing women. Legal framework will be effective in reducing the number of cases related to abuses on women. People will be afraid of facing the full wrath of law due to abuse-related offences. However, the most viable and reasonable solution on the issue of domestic abuse on women is to empower them economically and financially. This will bring equality in distribution of resources in society among various genders reducing the dependency of one gender on the other.
The criteria that has been used to arrive at the above solutions to the problem of domestic abuses on women is the one that focuses on how to reduce the impact of domestic abuses on women and the probability of the solution suggested being workable in the real life situation. The criteria mainly focused on the workability of the suggested solution, both in the short run and the long run, and its effectiveness in addressing the issue of domestic violence in society.
Scope of the Study
In order to successfully complete this study, a number of issues need to be addressed in its study and evaluation. The first step in this study will be to focus on the literature available on domestic abuses on women in order to understand the magnitude of the abuse on women. The literature will also help in gaining better understanding of the factors that fuel domestic abuses on women in order to come up with solutions aimed at mitigating the problem of domestic abuse on women. The study will also focus on the aspect of understanding the effects of domestic violence on women. In order to successfully understand this aspect of the study, investigation will be carried out and online survey will be conducted to collect the primary data on the subject of the study. The survey will be mainly concerned with collecting the data on the form of abuses that women undergo in marriage and the impact of such abuses on their lives. After collection of the data, the study will be concerned with analyzing the data in order to understand the effectiveness of various proposed solutions of addressing the issue of domestic abuses and how they can be implemented.
In order to successfully complete this project on time and collect the accurate data, a number of problems are likely to arise in the course of the study. One of the problems will be coming up with a sample size that will reflect the issue of domestic abuse on women accurately in society. Therefore, in order to come up with a sample size that will truly reflect the impact of domestic violence on various groups of people in society, the online survey will be limited to a one thousand people. This will help in ensuring that the data collected can be analyzed within the time frame available, and more importantly, ensure that the data collected are from various groups of people in the society who have gone through domestic abuse. Another problem that one is likely to encounter in carrying out this study will be the limitation on time. Given that the subject of the study will be wide and the data collected are likely to be huge, one will face the problem of inadequacy of time available to successfully complete the study and write the final report within the given time frame. The problem of time will be addressed by conducting an online survey, which will only be limited to 1000 participants.
Another problem that one is likely to encounter in the process of carrying out this study will be the likelihood of inaccurate data that may be given by some respondents. In order to minimize the errors of the data collected, one will only take those questionnaires that will be accurately completed and use them to come up with the final report. The problem of constraint on the financial resources available to complete the study will be another problem that one is likely to face in the course undertaking this study. In order to overcome this obstacle, one will have to develop a budget plan within which one will strictly operate to avoid financial constraints that may hinder completion of the project on time.
Finally, one is likely to encounter a problem of accessing literature materials that address the issue of domestic abuses on women within the school. In order to overcome this problem, one will subscribe in one of the online libraries in order to have an access to all literature that addresses the issue of domestic abuses on women. The resources should be those that focus on the factors that fuel domestic abuses and the impacts of abuses and those that focus on what needs to be done in order to address the issue of domestic abuses on women in society.
After completing the data collection process and analyzing the data, one will critically evaluate the data and write a final report entailing the findings, discussion and the viable solutions to the problem of domestic abuse on women. In order to for the study to be important to the primary audience, one highly recommends that they read thoroughly on the final report in order to understand the impact of domestic abuse on their health, social and emotional wellbeing, both in the short run and in the long run. The study final report will contain solutions that the readers should endeavor reading to see how they can implement those solutions in their lives in order to overcome the problem of domestic abuse in their lives.