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In domestic violence, wounds on heart hurt more than the bruises on body

India reports the most cases of domestic violence cases among different crimes, while divorce rates are short of what one percent. This calls attention to the standardization of domestic violence in Indian culture where it isn’t viewed as grave enough to cut off a marriage. It is tallied under “little disputes” that occur in each marriage. For our way of life, domestic violence is ordinary yet raising a voice against it is seen with incredulous eyes.

Like each and every other sexist issue, standardization of domestic violence roots from childhood. There are numerous little girls whose parents have standardized domestic violence as a piece of marriage, by never educating them about domestic violence. For what reason do Indian parents impart quietness and resilience in their little girls to survive in an awful marriage? For what reason don’t parents rather urge their daughters to oppose foul play?

Domestic violence is one of the many silenced factors of marriage. For certain people, marriage turns into a proof that they can dominate their wives. People with this mentality consider women as inferior beings who is reliant and less productive than men. What’s more, when a woman attempts to speak more loudly or guarantee her privileges, they utilize rough intends to silence her and their own instabilities. What aggravates it is when women themselves decide to overlook or stay quiet despite being subjected to such abusive treatments.

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Like each and every other sexist issue, standardization of domestic violence roots from childhood.

Why? Since it is a noticeable conviction that once a woman is married, she can’t receive in return with a decent character. The woman’s family frequently encourages her to change and never to look for a divorce.

It has gotten another scourge, particularly in our country. Abuse of women is standardized inside the domestic circle where the man is viewed as the top of the family. Women are treated by society as properties of their husbands which leaves their destiny in the possession of their abusers.

Parents actually raise boys to be “strong” in our society, and by their rationale a man who endures abuse is powerless. This is the motivation behind why parents never tell men that if at any point they face domestic violence they need to speak about it, instead of enduring peacefully.

On account of women, parents don’t advise them to go against it since it will mean separated from marriage. Furthermore, divorced women and their families are exposed to criticisms of the public. Additionally, parents interface marriage with the monetary and social security of their daughters which will be removed in the event that she raises voice against domestic violence.

For what reason are girls educated to be compliant and children to be overwhelming? For what reason is it standardized by parents when it is a culpable wrongdoing? For what reason can’t relationships and marriages be about equality and love?

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Domestic violence is one of the many silenced factors of marriage.

Parents who themselves face it stay tranquil and pretend as though nothing occurred. What’s more, when kids question it, moms assume the liability of submitting a “mistake” while fathers change the point by squinted their eyes that is swell with outrage and male ego. In any case, can any “mistake” legitimize domestic violence? Will being quiet or professing to be normal eradicate the memory of domestic violence that the kid saw? What will the picture or occurrence mean for the kid’s brain and psychology? Would they standardize it or figure out how to address it?

Regardless of whether it is a girl or a boy, normalizing domestic violence to them is comparable to planting seeds of a burst age that is enmeshed in the equivalent gendered fights that we are diligently battling today.

Increase Of Domestic Violence And Women Safety Neglected During COVID-19 Pandemic

With the whole world struggling against the global pandemic- COVID-19, people are overshadowing the rise in violence against women. We witness the daily cases and reports of COVID-19 where the elderly and children are at significant risk. But, we see no reports or news highlighting the domestic violence against the women and the mental isolation people suffering.

With school and colleges been closed, people working from home, no such direct communication with friends or relatives, no such opportunity for outdoor activities or outing, youngsters and children are affected a lot mentally. Many people are not expressing, but slowly this isolation is leading to depression and mental illness. Some have also lost their jobs, and with no work, people are facing immense pressure which ultimately affecting their health.

But the significantly affected situation is for the women who faced domestic violence during the lockdown, and some are still enduring. Husbands or men, who are frustrated for the work being affected due to the COVID-19, take out their impediment by beating up their wives. Recently the National Commission for Women (NCW) received over 13,000 complaints against the domestic violence during the national lockdown. States like Delhi, Bihar, and Uttar Pradesh had the highest number of complaints.  According to the report, countries like Maharastra, Haryana and Bihar with 70 per cent of complaint were listed by women during the national lockdown.  Last year the NCRB reported that Uttar Pradesh has the highest number of crimes against women and also reported that for the past three years, the cases have increased with 15 per cent of the total number of cases.

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With the rising cases of domestic violence in Odisha, the Odisha State Commission for Women (OSCW) previously issued a Whatsapp helpline number to address issues related to violence against women. However, in vain, as still there are so many cases in which some are registered, and some aren’t. In July due to economic difficulty and job losses, the cases of domestic violence inflated. According to some experts, the cases of domestic violence are much higher than the reports from the officials as in rural areas; there is no such reporting/ complaining tool.

Not only in India, but in other countries, there has been a considerable number of domestic violence against women. Due to the economic and social strains by the ongoing pandemic and even due to the restriction on the movement have to lead to the number of cases of abuses faced by women and girls.

Government and the authorities are more concern about the health service for the COVID-19 and how to implement it. Still, none are focusing on domestic violence cases or the mental health cases faced by women. The Government should prioritise the violence against women in COVID-19 and make some step to recover the efforts.  

Article Written by Dikhya Mohanty

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