Domestic Violence of Women

around the world and in the US

What is Domestic Violence?

Domestic ; of or relating to the running of a home or to family relations.

Violence ; behavior involving physical force intended to hurt, damage or to kill someone

Domestic violence is basically when there is behavior involving physical activities intentionally hurting someone within your family members or spouse

Problem of Domestic Violence

Domestic Violence is a social problem around the world because it impacts negatively on mental and physical health. It can impact the relationship, the person and the community, domestic violence is illegal but it's cynical, meaning it happens over an over again. Domestic violence gets worse and worse every time, meaning it puts lives at risk every time someone snaps and hurts the person they're in a relationship with. For some people it can be hard for them to get help when it comes to getting help with domestic abuse since they live in low income houses, their gender, race, different language being spoken, if they're immigrants or not, and whether it comes down to their sexuality and religious aspect.

Causes of Domestic Violence

  • There is a build-up of tensions and a breakdown in communication

  • A trigger occurs that sets off the batterer

  • A violent event occurs

  • The “honeymoon” period follows. The batterer apologizes, asks forgiveness, and swears it will never happen again. He “courts” the partner. The survivor wants to believe the batterer will change and they make up

  • Life returns to “normal” until tensions begin again and the cycle continue.

Statistics of Domestic Violence with Women

National ;

  1. - every nine seconds a women is beaten or assaulted .

  2. - nearly 20 people per minute are physically abused by an intimate partner in the United States.

  3. - 1 in 3 women were hurt in some sort of physical violence by a partner.

  4. - women between the ages of 18 - 24 are most commonly abused by a partner.

  5. - Only 34 % people who are injured by intimate partners receive medical care for their injuries.

  6. - domestic violence is a correlated with a higher rate of depression and suicidal behavior.

  7. - intimate partner violence accounts for 15% of all violent crime.


  1. It is estimated that 35 per cent of women worldwide have experienced either physical and/or sexual intimate partner violence or sexual violence by a non-partner at some point in their lives.

2. Around 120 million girls worldwide (slightly more than 1 in 10) have experienced forced intercourse or other forced sexual acts at some point in their lives. By far the most common perpetrators of sexual violence against girls are current or former husbands, partners or boyfriends

3. Algeria, Armenia, Burkina Faso, Cameroon, Congo, Ivory Coast, Egypt, Haiti, Iran, Latavia, Kenya, Lebanon,Lesotho, Mali, Niger, Pakistan, Russian Federation, Syria, Uzebekistan, Yemen don’t outlaw domestic violence

Other statistics ;

- At least 119 countries have passed laws on domestic violence, 125 have laws on sexual harassment and 52 have laws on marital rape.

- Evidence suggests that certain characteristics of women, such as sexual orientation, disability status or ethnicity, and some contextual factors, such as humanitarian crises, including conflict and post-conflict situations, may increase women’s vulnerability to violence


Solution to Domestic violence

1. Keep trying prevention programs, scale up the most promising ones, and study how well they work.

2. Make penalties for domestic violence consistent and firm.

3. Increase funding for support services.

4. Change the way family courts handle cases involving domestic violence.

5. Help women to be economically independent.

6. Speak up and notice the small things about people around you