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What are the four types of violence against women



As we discussed in the previous section, gender based violence can take sevearl forms. However, these can be broadly grouped into four general types of violence ;  Physical, Emotional/Mental/Psychological, Sexual and Economical.

Women might face either one of these types of violence or some combination of 2 or three of them and at times all four types of violence.



In this section, each type of violence has been explained through examples given by other survivors of violence.

Physical Violence includes:
-Hitting
-Slapping
-Kicking
-Punching
-Burning
-Biting
-Choking
-Using Physical Objects to cause injury
-Strangulation
-Dousing with Kerosene
-Control over access to health care
-Denial of health care
     











Emotional violence includes:
-Threats
-Dictating what a young woman or girl can and cannot do
-Verbally abusing
-Humiliating her or her parents
-Not allowing her to leave the house or visit her natal house (controlling her mobility)
-Preventing her from going to school or work
-Deliberately restricting communication
-Torturing her children in front of her
-Forced marriage by parents
-Suspicion
-Threat on the part of husband to remarry or kill her
-Making wild allegations against her character
-Husband having extramarital affairs
     

S
exual violence includes:
-Rape
-Incest
-Unwanted touching
-Forcing sexual acts
-Refusal to practice safe sex
-Not allowing her to use methods of family planning
-Denying her sexual pleasure
-Forcing her into an abortion (including sex selective abortion)
-Not allowing her to undergo an abortion
-Forcing her into the sex trade
     
Economical violence includes:
-Stealing
-Destroying or selling personal belongings
-Encroaching on her property
-Demanding money
-Witholding basic needs such as food, clothing and shelter
-Not allowing her to work
-Restricting control over her income

If you or someone you know, if facing one or several of these forms of gender based violence, find out how you can reach out for help and what resources you can use - in our section for Survivors. Read further.
     




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