THE PREVALENCE OF DOMESTIC VIOLENCE AMONGST WOMEN OF OGBUNIKE PEOPLE OF OYI

Charity Chioma Obi

Abstract


The incessant cases of divorce are on the increase and most cases are as a result of violent scuffles among partners within the family. The upsurge in hospital emergences recorded daily as a result of domestic violence related across is one that prompted the researcher to embark upon this study. The fear of reprisal attacks from the abuser and lack of response from relevant authorities is one that creates a breeding ground for domestic violence to thrive. Applying the yaro yamane formula to get the sample size of 200, a survey method was employed in the questionnaire in gathering data as research techniques. 200 questionnaires were shared by the researcher to respondents within Awka South L.G.A. the researcher found out that a large number of the respondents attributed the major causes of domestic violence to customs and traditions (which encapsules the belief system of the people) and also the family background of the abuser. The researcher recommends extensive counseling for couples both before and after marriage on ways to peacefully resolving issues and challenges that may arise in their day to day living and also the inculcation of the culture of peace amongst children and adults as it will go a long way in addressing the issues of domestic violence.

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