Gender based violence in homesteads and low household income in Kimenyedde sub-county, Mukono District- Uganda

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Kampala International University, College of Humanities and Social Sciences
The study sought to examine gender Based Violence in Homesteads and Low Household Income in Kimenyedde Sub-County, Mukono District- Uganda. The purpose of the study was to investigate the impact of gender based violence on low household incomes in homesteads. The study objectives were; to find out the causes of gender based violence in homesteads in Kimenyedde Sub—County, Mukono District, to establish the impact of gender based violence on low household incomes in Kimenyedde Sub-County, Mukono District and to find out the solutions to gender based violence in homesteads in Kimenyedde Sub-County, Mukono District. The study largely applied qualitative research design. To lesser extent, it also applied quantitative research design where descriptive statistics were used. According to the study findings, it was found out gender based violence is a major cause of low household incomes in most homesteads for instance beating of women, denying women the rights to access education, land and property which often undermines their income earning hence leading to low household incomes in most homesteads. However, apart from gender based violence, there are other several factors that contribute to low household incomes such as Political stability, natural calamities. The study concludes that individual-level causes are biological and personal history causes that increase the risk of violence.For example, a low level of education, young age (early marriage) and low-economic status/income have been associated as risk causes for both experiencing and perpetrating intimate partner violence. The study recommends that the government needs to ensure that they held accountable for the violence that they commit, including violence against women and girls. The government should put in place initiatives targeting the engagement of men to overcome violence against women. This is because they need to be adequately supported with human and financial resources, but without reducing resources from wornens programmes.
A dissertation submitted to the college of humanities and social sciences in partial fulfillment of the requirements of the award of a Bachelor of Arts degree in Public Administration of Kampala International University
Gender based violence, homesteads, household income, Mukono District