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Violence against women

According with The World Health Organization there is a large number of cases related on violence against women.
The United Nations defines violence against women as anyact of gender-based violence that results in, or is likely to result in, physical, sexual or mental harm or suffering to women, including threats of such acts, coercion or arbitrary deprivation ofliberty, whether occurring in public or in private life.
There are many forms of violence against women, including sexual, physical, or emotional abuse by an intimate partner; physical or sexual abuse byfamily members or others; sexual harassment and abuse by authority figures (such as teachers, police officers or employers); trafficking for forced labour or sex; and such traditional practices asforced or child marriages, dowry-related violence; and honour killings, when women are murdered in the name of family honour. Systematic sexual abuse in conflict situations is another form of violenceagainst women. (1)

As the report says, the cultural and social bases for violence against women have been a focus of public attention for at least four decades in the past, but the true is that inmany cultures the violence against women come from many years ago and now they are looking that women also has the right to decide and the right to do whatever they want. For example in Americaspecially in Mexico in the years of the 1900 the women doesn’t have the right to say something, to decide or to do something that they need it and the all the women grow with that “rule” that they just arethere to serve the man, to do what the man needs and wants and in the case that they denied is when the violence came in that era it was called “machismo”
Machismo is prominently exhibited or excessivemasculinity. As an attitude, machismo ranges from a personal sense of virility to a more extreme male chauvinism. (2)
An other example of culture can be in others countries where the families...
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