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Title: An assessment of the causes of domestic violence in Kiruhura District: (Case Study: Kiruhura and Kashwa Wards).
Authors: Ekyokunda, Pheona
Keywords: Domestic Violence
Kiruhura District
Issue Date: Aug-2008
Publisher: Kampala International University, College of Humanities and Social Sciences.
Abstract: The study was carried out in Kiruhura and Kashwa wards in Kiruhura Town council -Kiruhura district in South Western Uganda. The general objective of the study was to assess the causes of domestic violence in Kiruhura and Kashwa wards. Not all respondents in these wards were legible to be interviewed for the study. The researcher used both qualitative and quantitative research methods, using structured and unstructured interview and 93 respondents were able to give rightful information. The data was compiled and analyzed manually using simple calculations. The results are presented in tables and text. The study revealed that only sixteen percent (16%) of the total population experiences domestic violence in study area as well as in the whole district. The above shows that domestic violence real exists in the study area. Among the causes, poverty was revealed to be the major cause according to the research. Twenty four percent (24%) accounts for people, who are below the poverty line. Where as, ignorance. customs, ( 15.05%) and traditions and social behavoiur also play a major role in the cause of domestic violence. Research further revealed that domestic violence is rampant among the married couples and cohabiting girls and boys ( 19.35%) in the research area. The research further revealed that the majority of these responds were of low educational level, where 32.26% and 26.88% were of primary and none educated respectively. From the study, it was revealed that physical, sexual emotional or psychological forms of domestic violence have produced various effects which have left people desperate hopeless and infected with diseases like HIV/AIDS to mention hut a few. Domestic violence is however still at a low rate which can be easily eradicated if measures are taken by the authorities through sensitization of the Public and strengthening and enacting laws that strongly prohibit the bad habit of domestic violence.
Description: A research report submitted to the Faculty of Social Sciences in Partial Fulfillment of the Requirements for the Award of a Bachelors Degree in Arts of Public Administration and Management of Kampala International University.
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