Legalization of marital rape
in Nigeria: a gross violation of women's health and reproductive rights.
10) However, the progress that society, state legislatures, and the judicial system have made regarding domestic violence should serve as a model for marital rape
It was not until the last half of the twentieth century that marital rape
was even recognized as a legal problem.
Until 1993, a husband could rape his wife anytime he wanted because it was not a crime, but although it is nearly 13 years ago since the law changed only one case of marital rape
has come to court.
These reforms are: (1) the partial abolition of the marital rape
exemption; and (2) the increased emphasis on the nonconsent of the victim, rather than the use of force by the attacker, in defining rape.
is just one example of sexual assault within marriage.
A spokeswoman said: ``Carol is not a murderer but a woman who,having survived years of child sexual abuse,domestic violence and marital rape
, acted out of fear and desperation when her husband threatened to tie her up and rape her again.
Having made this connection with patriarchy, it is easy to see how marital rape
and spousal abuse could go unrecognized as such for so long.
The poems are disturbing enough in themselves, but with Turnage's keening, sometimes screaming timbres illuminating this doubly disturbing scenario of abuse, marital rape
and faceless injustice, the emotional impact of the lengthy piece was draining indeed.
Domestic violence and marital rape
[are] constant[s] and they have the highest rate for AIDS.
a) Physical, sexual and psychological violence occurring in the family, including battering, sexual abuse of female children in the household, dowry-related violence, marital rape
, female genital mutilation, and other traditional practices harmful to women, non-spousal violence and violence related to exploitation;
For the first time in the country's history, gender activists from developed countries have sponsored the launch of a nationwide campaign for marital rape
to be legislated against.