Bangladesh, Asia
Saira Rahman Khan


“Violence against women comes in different forms and depends on social, legal, cultural and economic factors that may differ from country to country. However, the impact on victims of violence – in whatever form and for whatever reason- is basically the same, physical and mental trauma. The reasons for violence, the need to control and dominate are also similar. Unless we understand both sides of VAW, the various reasons and the consequences, this crime will not be addressed fully. Keeping the physical and mental impact of VAW in mind, there is a need to have a global group on VAW, recognising the factors from which acts of VAW stem in different regions and cultures and under various laws. This will, in turn, assist in the creation of a uniform norm on VAW, which takes into consideration the global reasons for VAW and advocates equally applicable recommendations to restrict and, someday, end such a crime.”

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