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Title: The impact of domestic Violence in Rural Areas. A case study, Ntungamo Municipality.
Authors: Rugahansi, Godian
Keywords: Domestic Violence
Rural Areas
Ntungamo Municipality
Issue Date: Jun-2019
Publisher: Kampala International University, College of Humanities and Social Sciences.
Abstract: The study aimed at examining the effects and causes of domestic violence in Ntungamo Municipality, Ntungarno District. The objectives of the study were; to assess the forms of domestic violence affecting women in Ntungamo Municipality, to examine the causes of domestic violence in Ntungamo Municipality, Ntungamo District and to explore the effects of domestic violence on women in Ntungarno Municipality. The study used descriptive design in which quantitative method was used. The researcher used quantitative research design because it was very original or direct, easy to analyze, categorize, code and interpret large amount of data by computer for simple descriptive statistical analysis which is good for quantifying the figures. The research was based on both primary and secondary data on the causes of women experience to domestic violence in Ntungamo District. The quantitative method expected to provide descriptive statistics that measured the number of students affected by domestic violence while the quantitative method explored the actual effects of domestic violence. This study found that, 32% of the respondents agrees on Harmful Traditional Practices as one of the forms of domestic violence inNtungarno District. According to the Ministry of Health study of domestic violence confirms that it is still tolerated in most communities in Uganda (United Nations, 2009).These include practices such as Female genital mutilation (FGM)which involves the cutting of genital organs for non-medical reasons, usually done at a young age; ranges from partial to total cutting, removal of genitals, stitching whether for cultural or other non-therapeutic reasons; often undergone several times during life-time, like after delivery or if a girl/woman has been victim of sexual assault. While, 15% of the respondents confirmed that Sexual coercion and abuse (rape) is another form of domestic violence in communities. This was supported by Coomer, (2010), that sexual coercion emerges as a defining feature of the female experience for many women and girls. The study concluded that domestic violence is a well known phenomenon and it takes place in Ntungamo District. Women who have experienced physical, sexual, or psychological violence suffer a range of health problems, often in silence. The study recommended communities in Ntungamo District should be sensitized about the forms of domestic violence and negative impacts especially on women.
Description: A research report submitted to the College of Humanities and Social Science in Partial Fulfillment of Requirements for the Award of the Bachelor’s Degree in Public Administration of Kampala International University Uganda.
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