Victim Protection, Support and Assistance. Because of the patriarchal basis of most societies, the concept of virginity in girls came to be laden with notions of purity, honor and worth. The result of this unscientific test can impact upon judicial proceedings, often to the detriment of victims and in favour of perpetrators, sometimes resulting in perpetrators being acquitted. Land and Tenure Reform. In some countries, you might find that the Women on Web website is censored. RO carried out the search and data extraction and CGM reviewed the search and data extraction. She complained that Iranian prison officials and guards have made lewd gestures, sexual slurs and other insults to her, and went on a three-day "dry" hunger strike in September in protest of this ill-treatment.
Starting a Batterers' Intervention Program.
Virginity testing: a systematic review
If you give us your email we can send you our press releases. More conservative ones like the Silver Ring Thing forbid any kind of sexual contact between girls and boys but many teenagers secretly believe that vaginal intercourse is the only thing they are not allowed to engage in. Thus a girl who has a broken hymen may be labeled sexually experienced when in fact she may never have had been touched by a man before. CBS Publishers and Distributor; Women's Use of Violence. Women and Armed Conflict. Complaint Mechanism Additional Resources.