violence against black women - TIME
For domestic violence, research evaluations are in the early stages of design and empirical data are not yet available to guide analyses of the effectiveness of different approaches. Major challenges include the absence of agreement regarding key psychosocial outcomes of interest in assessing the effectiveness of interventions, variations in the use of treatment protocols designed for post-traumatic stress for individuals who may still be experiencing traumatic situations, tensions between protocol-driven models of treatment (which are easier to evaluate) and those that are driven by the needs of the client or the context in which the violence occurred, the co-occurrence of trauma and other problems (such as prior victimization, depression, substance abuse, and anxiety disorders) that may have preceded the violence but require mental health services, and the difficulty of involving victims in follow-up studies after the completion of treatment. Variations in the context in which mental health services are provided for victims of domestic violence (such as isolated services, managed care programs, and services that are incorporated into an array of social support programs, including housing and job counseling) also require attention. Topics of special interest include contextual issues, such as the general lack of access to quality mental health services for women without sufficient independent income, and the danger of psychiatric diagnoses being used against battered women in child custody cases.
Statistics on Domestic Violence in South Africa
It is difficult to get reliable statistics on violence against women in South Africa. Although the number of reported cases is very high, many cases go unreported. The incidence of battery or domestic violence is particularly hard to measure because the police do not keep separate statistics on assault cases perpetrated by husbands or boyfriends.
I am writing an essay on Women’s rights and violence against women. This has not only been helpful, but shows how many people disregard the importance women hold. We are part of the key ingredients to survival, so why do men feel that it is okay to abuse us? We are just as powerful as men and those who are in those types of situations need to be able to stand up for themselves. To understand that it isn’t normal and that if something isn’t being done for themselves, they need to be able to do something about it. To stand up for what is right and what is fair. There are plenty famous women in history, such as Anne Frank and Marie Curie, who have done remarkable things! Who knows who the next remarkable person is! So to suppress woman is to deny our world of hope and possibility!