Impacts of domestic violence on the welfare of children: a case study of Wakiso Town Council

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Kampala International University, College of Humanities and Social Sciences
The study was carried out in Wakiso district within Wakiso Town council. It was carried out on the effects of domestic violence on child welfare. Its objectives were to find out the causes of domestic violence in the area, the effects of domestic violence on child welfare and family as well as the measures that could be put in place to solve the problem of domestic violence. The study used a descriptive research design to describe issues relating to domestic violence and child welfare, the study population included the local people, the human rights organizations that protect the rights of children and the local authorities in the area. Simple random sampling and purposive sampling procedures were used in the study to obtain a sample of 80 respondents from the study population. Data was collected from both primary and secondary sources using key informant interviews and interview guides and Data was analyzed qualitatively in themes that reflect the study objectives. The study found out domestic violence was being caused by drunkardness, poverty, adultery and bad behaviors of children. This domestic violence resulted into divorces, death of children, street children and lack of education among children. This problem of domestic violence was being solved through laws, sensitization of communities, establishment of children’s homes and punishing of the people who promote domestic violence. Therefore the study recommended that the government and other stakeholders should step up their efforts to educate the communities on to respect the rights of each other’s in order to have stable homes that give children better growing opportunities.
A Research Dissertation Submitted To The Faculty Of Sciences In Partial Fulfillment For The Award Of Bachelor In Guidance And Counseling At Kampala International University
Domestic violence, Welfare of children, Wakiso Town Council