How do South Asian women issues impact the whole society


How do South Asian women issues impact the whole society

The Economic Impact of Violence and Abuse affects all of us.

There Are Hidden Costs to Health Care, Emergency Hospitals, Policing, and the Court System.

As per Red Cross, “Exposure to adverse childhood experiences has been found to be associated with an array of dysfunctional outcomes in later life including addiction, sexually transmitted infection, obesity, fractures, and medical conditions including diabetes, heart disease, and chronic obstructive pulmonary disease. Prolonged exposure to stress hormones released by the body in response to violence or abuse affect the regulation of the nervous system, as well as the immune, endocrine, and other organ systems.”

Violence and abuse are closely associated with conditions seen in the health care setting on a daily basis. Unfortunately, the possibility that exposure to violence and abuse is a predisposing factor in these conditions is not widely acknowledged or acted upon in practice. As a result, the health care system spends many billions of dollars each year treating the consequences of this exposure—too often without addressing the underlying causes.” – Dolezal, McCollum and Callahan, 2009

DIAGRAM—Possible Impacts of Violence and Abuse

Children who live with woman abuse are affected, whether they see it,
 hear it, see the aftermath, or are told about it
Work on the causes (roots), not necessarily the results (fruit). Following are some of the true costs that are critical to Canadian budget; infrastructure and people hurt especially the victim:

 Intervention

Diagnoses

Elimination

Prevention

Reacting

Policing

Prosecuting

Cost o f keeping perpetrators in jail

Rehabilitation through vocational training

Parole

The social and economic costs of violence against women are enormous and have ripple effects throughout society. Women may suffer isolation, inability to work, loss of wages, lack of participation in regular activities, and limited ability to care for themselves and their children.

Forty-five per cent of domestic violence results in physical injury. The psychological effects of this can be far-reaching: eighty-five per cent of abuse victims indicate that they have experienced some type of negative emotional effect including anger, fear, becoming less trusting, suffering from lowered self-esteem, depression, anxiety, shame and guilt. In order to combat these effects, twenty-five per cent of these victims report having used alcohol, drugs or medication.

Key facts:

Violence against women is a major public health problem and a violation of human rights.

  • A lack of access to education and opportunity, and low social status in communities are linked to violence against women.
  • Violence by an intimate partner is one of the most common forms of violence against women.
  • A wide range of physical, mental, sexual and reproductive, and maternal health problems can result from violence against women.
  • Many women do not seek help or report their experiences when violence occurs.
South Asian Women Network TV offers:
  • Advocate South Asian women to provide them with a place to voice their issues and bring about awareness
  • A safe place to find support
  • Confidence building through blogs, videos and forum
  • Awareness of basic human rights
  • Education and right knowledge
  • From women’s privacy of their homes
  • Referrals to the right agencies and resources
Many South Asian women are highly educated, however, they don’t end up working outside their home. It could be their fathers, husbands or brothers not allowing them because of fear of loosing control or power over them.
Encourage them to enter the work force to add to the tax contributions.

The good that we create and do have a ripple affect in the world. Because of the developed world raising issues, now there are many NGO’s in the third world countries. Forced marriages, honour killings and oppression of women is being taken up as a cause.


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