Aggressive behavior at home, or Intimate partner violence (IPV), or domestic violence as it is now and again called, is a stigmatizing problem. Domestic maltreatment incorporates physical, mental and sexual brutality of any type.
Domestic violence is currently defined in India by the Protection of Women from Domestic Violence Act of 2005. According to Section 3 of the Act, "any act, omission or commission or conduct of the respondent shall constitute domestic violence in case it:
- Harms or injures or endangers the health, safety, life, limb or well-being, whether mental or physical, of the aggrieved person or tends to do so and includes causing physical abuse, sexual abuse, verbal and emotional abuse and economic abuse, or
- Harasses, harms, injures or endangers the aggrieved person with a view to coerce her or any other person related to her to meet any unlawful demand for any dowry or other property or valuable security, or
- Has the effect of threatening the aggrieved person or any person related to her by any conduct mentioned in clause (a) or clause (b), or
- Otherwise injures or causes harm, whether physical or mental, to the aggrieved person.
In India, the Protection of Women from Domestic Violence Act 2005 is an act of the Parliament of India enacted to protect women from domestic violence. Book Now
Women suffer many types of physical and emotional abuse as a result of illegal actions taken within their homes, and those who have experienced some form of domestic violence tend to become more vulnerable to mental disorders and substance abuse than those who do not.
In India, reducing domestic violence is imperative not only from an ethical and human rights perspective but also because of obvious instrumental and immediate health benefits that would be gained from such reduction.
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