In societies with high violence levels against females, several women pregnant with a girl perceive that it would be better if the child were not born. Several eminent scholars, like Barberet and Cain, have stressed that women are regarded as individuals who have to be coerced, disciplined and given away (Barberet, 2014, p. 96). There is a failure of law and justice, in responding to violence against women and girls. Religious and other cultural attitudes have a patriarchal predominance, which subjugates women (Barberet, 2014, p. 97).
Consequently, for protecting a girl child, it is inevitable to study the issues of violence against her mother and the extant related protections. This is because the girl starts her life as a baby in her mother’s womb, and if the mother’s rights are not strictly safeguarded, it would be impossible to safeguard the rights of the child at birth or during her ...Show more