UNIVERSITI TEKNOLOGI MARA MALAYSIASHAH ALAM SELANGOR
Violence Against Women
Violence against women is a universal problem and one of the most widespreadviolations of human rights. One in three women will suffer some form of violence in her lifetime, becoming part of an epidemic that devastates lives, fractures communities andstalls development.Despite some progress on this issue over the past decade, its horrendous scale remainsmostly unacknowledged. New dimensions include the global trafficking of women andgirls.Rape, sometimes calledsexual assault, is anassaultby a person involvingsexualintercoursewith or sexual penetrationof another person without that person'sconsent.Rape is generally considered a serioussex crimeas well as a civil assault.The rate of reporting, prosecution and convictions for rape varies considerably indifferent jurisdictions. The rape of women by men is by far the most frequent form of theassault.Malaysia's official human rights commission had asked in Parliment to make marital rapea crime. However, the chief cleric or mufti of the state of Perak said that such a move isagainst Islam. The status of women in Islamic law is one of the most fiercely-contestedissues in Malaysia.There are many sincere reactions from various sectors, government, legislation, NGO,communities, in either condemning such cruel and brutal act and / or seeking effectivesolutions.