Gendered Violence and Health across the Life-Course: A Psychological and Social Perspective in Pakistan

Monday, 16 July 2018: 10:30
Oral Presentation
Saira SIDDIQUI, GC University, Faisalabad, Pakistan
Syeda Khizra ASLAM, GC University, Faisalabad, Pakistan
This paper will discuss gender-based violence on the basis of empirical findings from the data of 2015 from different communities of Pakistan, its power on the health and happiness of women that can aggravate mental health problems. The results show that across the life-course, women who suffer from the pain of violence have weaker health rather than those who do not. Violence takes the shape of an independent variable where there is a chance that either a person is continuing to commit violent acts or is a victim of violence. In Pakistan, it is estimated that from 60 to 90% of women have suffered from some kind of gender violence in their lifetime. Prevention of domestic violence is therefore, a priority for improving women’s health. This paper will also speak of the psychological developments and methods that are a factor to the 'power imperative' and its playacting in women violence. The psychological, social, and cultural influences controlling this conduct will be evaluated. Earlier life experiences and exposures will be focused, avoidance, shame and control variables, inflicting pain on others, longing for affection and safety without violent control, will be considered in healing efforts. The development and implementation of interventions that bring up and cover social support can be beneficial to women who have been subjected to domestic violence. Feminist geographers’ arguments will be taken to understand that violence has notably been suffered; an individual has undergone it in person, so is profoundly and intensely personal. The truth is that the gendered violence is ingrained in patriarchal power relations. Violence, is given its ‘own material reality: it simply exists’. This paper intends to present the effectiveness of psychological and sociological measures and focuses for prevention of gender-based domestic violence incidents within the country. ‘What Went Wrong’? How to rectify?