Every day we hear in newspaper and television commercials about cases of sexual violence and harassment. This is one of the biggest problem we are facing in our country which is totally unacceptable and one of the biggest crimes. It is a kind of crime which destroys the life of the person who is the victim and has to undergo physical, emotional and psychological stress at the same life. It leads to so many complications for the victim and life is very dark.
It is often found that perpetrator in such types of cases is either a stranger who is attracted to the victim or the person who knows the victim very well and from his social circle. The real fact in most of the cases is that person is known to the victim. This is the major factor which leads to less reports of sexual violence and no action taken by the authority. In the modern world, victim is either men or women as it can be case of any kind of such acts. Now further I would like to tell about three core reasons why you think it is important to encourage reporting sexual violence are –
Staying Strong and Healthy
After the heinous crime done to the victim, it is very difficult for victim to stand up again and face the world. The situation revolves around the victim for many months and even years. This can affect the victim health and attitude. The victim may also come under severe depression and this could reach up to the point of suicide which happens much time in worst case scenarios. Therefore it is urgent requirement that medical attention and proper care is given to the victim under guidance of best doctors. Victim suffers from physical damage and pregnancy issues and risk of having sexual transmitted disease and so it is must to consult doctor in order to stay healthy.
Creating Awareness and Taking Stand
The victim must be brave and have attitude of taking revenge in form of justice. It is important that perpetrator should be punished and sent to jail. This will set an example for the society and people will think twice before committing such crime.
Getting a new Life
Victim often feel alone in such cases and so if we raise a voice, the victim may be feel much better through our support and get back to his normal life. We can put the victim through counselling session and provide the support to move forward in life and rising above the fear.