Domestic Violence in Rural Areas of Bangladesh: Reasons, Present Situation and Ways to Combat it
Keywords:Domestic violence, women, prevention, laws, family, rural area, Bangladesh
This paper tries to analyze perception of women of rural areas about domestic violence against women. Many women live in the rural areas of Bangladesh. They face several times a domestic violence from their own families or from husbands or from their husbands' families. Whether the women are educated or non-educated, it does not matter to face the domestic violence. It is often seen that even educated women who hold a government job or any types of private job also face domestic violence from their families. And the situations of the non-educated and non-job holders of women are in higher description. The survey report suggests that women are more secure in their own family than their husbands or husband’s family. That is to say, women face less violence from their family before they got married. The crucial percentages are increased after their marriage. 70.71% of women faced violence from their husband and 72.27% women face violence from their husband’s family. This study may help the government to take appropriate policy to stop the domestic violence against women.