Violence against women is widespread in both developed and developing countries. Physical abuse is common in all parts of the world. No matter how hard we try to protect abused women by passing laws, it is still the single most common cause of injury to women. Physical abuse occurs more often than muggings, motor vehicle accidents, and work place injuries combined (Burby, 17). It occurs once every nine seconds and in two-thirds of marriages (Disturbing Factsâ€¦1). Many women are in abusive situations that they cannot get away from because of fear, or just because they think that they provoke the abuser to abuse them.