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2012 Report Reveals How Male Violence Continues

Last Update 11.01.2013

n the annual report released by Mor Cati women shelter organization, violence victims explained the ways in which they became subject to male violence.

Mor Cati, a women shelter organization, released its annual report explaining the ways in which male violence still victimized women and children in 2012. Female and children victims described in detail how they most likely became subject to male violence, as well the challenges they faced from government authorities while seeking for help.

"The practice of the law 6284 concerning the protection of family and women against violence has many flaws. Although there is a regulation to keep children's confidentiality, the practice proves otherwise. Many times, victimized children were found by their aggressor fathers," the report said.

According to the report, some of the ways in which women became to male violence included:

* Use of children abduction threat against women as a psychological element. Actual abduction of children in case of divorce.

* Economic and psychological violence against women from family and husband.

* Exposure of perpetrator's self-harm before the victim (usually with a knife).

* Incaptivity, sexual abuse, death threats and abandoning.

* Extreme violence against women leading to injuries and not permitting for medical help.

* Rape and physical/economic violence from a divorced husband.

According to the report, some of the ways in which children became to male violence included:

* Becoming subject of physical/economic/psychological violence from a father.

* Facing abandonment and abuse

* Witnessing violence on mother from father

1,000 women applicants in 2012

In 2012, at least 1,000 women applied to Mor Cati with 26 of them being sheltered by the organization. 13 women along with their 17 children transitioned into a new life away from their male aggressors.

The report mentioned that 15 women were able to earn a stable income. Other women moved back to their families, established a new life in another country or transferred into another shelter along with their children.

The report also listed six women who divorced their husbands and kept their children by court order, while three others filed suitcase against their husbands for divorce. Two victim women were awarded the property rights of their apartments by the court.

http://www.bianet.org/english/women/143361-2012-report-reveals-how-male-violence-continues

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