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POURQUOI "LA VIOLENCE FAITE AUX FEMMES"?

Pourquoi employer l'expression "violence faite aux femmes". En parlant de « violence faite aux femmes », on reconnaît que la violence vécue par les femmes trouve ses racines dans l'inégalité socio-économique et politique entre les hommes et les femmes . En parlant de « violence faite aux femmes », on se réfère à un large éventail de comportements, y compris la violence physique,morale et sexuelle, sans ignorer pour autant l'existence d'autres formes de violence comme l'abus de pouvoir, le contrôle, l'intimidation, les menaces et l'isolement. Les survivantes des violences rapportent que les autres formes de violence sont souvent tout aussi dévastatrices que la violence physique.
L'expression « violence faite aux femmes » reconnaît également que dans notre société, les femmes sont beaucoup plus nombreuses que les hommes à subir des abus de la part de leurs partenaires. En règle générale, les femmes sont aussi plus susceptibles que les hommes de souffrir de conséquences plus graves de la violence : blessures physiques, traumatismes, répercussions affectives, sociales et économiques. De plus, les statistiques et les expériences des hommes démontrent que leur vie n'a pas été affectée par de tels mauvais traitements aussi fréquemment, ni en si grand nombre que pour les femmes.
Les femmes de diverses races, les femmes pauvres, âgées, handicapées, malentendantes, lesbiennes, immigrantes, réfugiées ou géographiquement isolées peuvent vivre des impacts différents et rencontrer des obstacles supplémentaires quand elles cherchent et reçoivent des services de soutien.

English translation by community member Pyrias

Why to use the expression “violence against women.”
When one speaks about “violence against women,” one recognizes that the violence experienced by women finds its roots in the socioeconomic and political inequality between men and women. When one speaks about “violence against women,” one refers to a large range of behaviors, comprised of moral, physical, and sexual violence, without ignoring the existence of other forms of violence like abuses of power, control, intimidation, threats and isolation. The survivors of these violent acts say that these forms of violence are all often as devastating as physical violence.
The expression “violence against women” also recognizes that in our society, women are much more likely than men to be subjected to domestic abuse. As a general rule, women are more sensitive than men to the worst consequences of violence: physical injuries, trauma, and emotional, social, and economic impact. What’s more, statistics and anecdotes both demonstrate that men’s lives have not been subjected to such bad treatment as frequently, nor in as large numbers, as women’s.
Women of diverse race, poor women, old women, handicapped women, hearing impaired women, lesbians, immigrants, refugees or geographically isolated women can all experience different effects and meet additional obstacles when they seek out and receive the aid of support services.

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Translation

Why to use the expression “violence against women.”
When one speaks about “violence against women,” one recognizes that the violence experienced by women finds its roots in the socioeconomic and political inequality between men and women. When one speaks about “violence against women,” one refers to a large range of behaviors, comprised of moral, physical, and sexual violence, without ignoring the existence of other forms of violence like abuses of power, control, intimidation, threats and isolation. The survivors of these violent acts say that these forms of violence are all often as devastating as physical violence.
The expression “violence against women” also recognizes that in our society, women are much more likely than men to be subjected to domestic abuse. As a general rule, women are more sensitive than men to the worst consequences of violence: physical injuries, trauma, and emotional, social, and economic impact. What’s more, statistics and anecdotes both demonstrate that men’s lives have not been subjected to such bad treatment as frequently, nor in as large numbers, as women’s.
Women of diverse race, poor women, old women, handicapped women, hearing impaired women, lesbians, immigrants, refugees or geographically isolated women can all experience different effects and meet additional obstacles when they seek out and receive the aid of support services.

Pyrias's picture

Je suis d'accord

Je suis d'accord, cette expression est beaucoup plus que la violence physique. C'est triste que cette expression est necessaire. Qu'est que vous pensez qu'on peut faire pour limiter la necessite de cette phrase?

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