The definition of violence against women by United Nations documents
Violence against women is a manifestation of historically unequal social relations of power between men and women , which have led to domination over and discrimination against women by men and to the prevention of the full advancement of women .Declaration on the Elimination of Violence against Women , UN General Assembly Resolution 48/104 of December 20th1993. & Beijing Declaration - Platform for Action , para. 118 UN Fourth World Conference on Women , Beijing , in 1995. & Resolution 54/134 of the General Assembly of the UN 1999, when the UN adopted the 25th November as the International Day Against Violence Against Women .
Violence against women is one of the crucial social mechanisms by which women are forced to be in a subordinate position compared with men. Violence against women is an obstacle to the achievement of equality , development and peace.