Functional Analysis of the Socio-cultural Factors of Violence against Women

Document Type: Research Paper


1 Assistant Professor, Chalus Branch, Islamic Azad University, Mazandaran, Iran

2 Assistant Professor, Central Tehran Branch, Islamic Azad University, Tehran, Iran


Violence has dramatically increased in recent years. The statistics of social and cultural factors of the violence against women has turned into an acute social problem and this unnatural growth is a sign of different factors. If we want to reach a common and continuous solution there is a need for fundamental revisions through the political, social and cultural structures in order to provide a proper psychological and cultural context. The present article deals with the analytical aspects of the key studies about violence against women and documented statistics and information. Then there are key guidelines that can help in the creation of the proper cultural and social context. Finally it is suggested that it is better instead of concentration on finding the differences or similarities between women and men, we search for their common existential points to use the whole abilities of these two genders in the development of the human life.