Short Incursion in the History of Domestic Violence


  • Ioan Ticu Ministerul Educației, Culturii şi Cercetării al Republicii Moldova, Universitatea de Studii Europene din Moldova, Școala doctorală - Științe juridice și relații internaționale, Specialitatea - Drept internațional și european public.



violence against women, soft laws, hard laws, activism, history of violence against women


The article provides a brief description of the stages of activism development aiming to stop violence against women, starting from 1791 when the phenomenon begins to be recognized as being very dangerous as it flagrantly violates the fundamental human rights. There were made brief referrals to the development stages of soft and hard law governing the activism to stop violence against women of all kinds and to respect their rights.


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How to Cite

Ticu, I. . (2020). Short Incursion in the History of Domestic Violence. Logos Universality Mentality Education Novelty: Law, 8(1), 35-46.

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