The chariot of social life has man and woman as its two wheels. The chariot can't run smoothing and effectively if either wheel is week. Then why is there so little recognition and importance of the other wheel viz., woman. In the battle of life woman plays very crucial role without this warrior this battle can't be won.
Domestic violence against women is an age old phenomenon. Women were always considered week, vulnerable and in a position to be exploited. Violence has long been accepted as something that happens to woman. Family which was perceived as an arena of love, affection, gentleness and centre of solidarity and warmth has now become a centre of exploitation, assault and violence ranging from slapping, hitting, homicidal assault by one member of the family on the other to husbands and in-laws harassment for dowry or for any other reason. Dowry deaths, wife-battering, female child abuse and abuse of elderly female in the family are also included in the domestic violence against women.