Title of Abstract

International Violence Against Women: Discrimination and Domination

Faculty Mentor

Two WU mentors: Jennifer Leigh Disney, Ph.D.; Brandon Ranallo-Benavidez, Ph.D.; disneyj@winthrop.edu; benavidezb@winthrop.edu

College

College of Arts and Sciences

Department

Political Science

Faculty Mentor

Jennifer Disney, Ph.D. and Brandon Ranallo-Benavidez, Ph.D.

Abstract

International Violence against Women (VAW) is a significant human rights issue around the globe. VAW consists of domestic, physical, sexual abuse, or murder towards women. VAW occurs in all geographical areas but can be more severe in Third World countries that are underdeveloped. This paper will compare two countries, El Salvador and South Africa, to understand the cause of the extreme violence against women and why it has been legitimized as normal, examining the political system, the history, and the political culture of each nation-state. Although gender violence is a significant cause of female morbidity and mortality, it is seldom seen as a public health issue. Female-focused violence signifies the obstacles in the economic and social development sphere. The Covid-19 pandemic has affected people across the world but has impacted women due to the lack of safety. This paper will explore the extent to which the increase of violence that many women have experienced due to the stay-at-home orders and limited access to essential services for protection and resources has been exacerbated by the pandemic. This study will provide data on the dimensions of violence worldwide and the primary prevention of the justice system, policy, and health care assistance for victims in need by including statistics and personal testimonies of women who have experienced violence and faced inequalities.

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PLSC 490- Disney & Ranallo-Benavidez

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International Violence Against Women: Discrimination and Domination

International Violence against Women (VAW) is a significant human rights issue around the globe. VAW consists of domestic, physical, sexual abuse, or murder towards women. VAW occurs in all geographical areas but can be more severe in Third World countries that are underdeveloped. This paper will compare two countries, El Salvador and South Africa, to understand the cause of the extreme violence against women and why it has been legitimized as normal, examining the political system, the history, and the political culture of each nation-state. Although gender violence is a significant cause of female morbidity and mortality, it is seldom seen as a public health issue. Female-focused violence signifies the obstacles in the economic and social development sphere. The Covid-19 pandemic has affected people across the world but has impacted women due to the lack of safety. This paper will explore the extent to which the increase of violence that many women have experienced due to the stay-at-home orders and limited access to essential services for protection and resources has been exacerbated by the pandemic. This study will provide data on the dimensions of violence worldwide and the primary prevention of the justice system, policy, and health care assistance for victims in need by including statistics and personal testimonies of women who have experienced violence and faced inequalities.