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Title: Women’s perspectives on domestic gender-based violence a case study of women in Nebbi district
Authors: Alithum, Bruce
Keywords: gender-based violence
Issue Date: Oct-2007
Publisher: Kampala International University, College of Humanities and Social Sciences
Abstract: This study was set out to analyze the women's perspectives on domestic genderbased violence in Nebbi District. Specifically the study was guided by the three. It also suffices to note that women are more involved in most of the rural chores though their control over incomes is unfavorably looked down upon (Kasente, 1998:9). Reducing poverty and uplifting their status calls for recognition of the contribution of women to development (Kwesiga, 1993: 9) particularly now that 80% are in the country side, illiterate and above all in rural and peri-urban areas like Nebbi.The promotion of gender equality and empowering women by 2015 is enshrined in the third goal of the Millennium Development Goals (MGDs) on which several countries including Uganda are focusing their development attention. Article 14 of the United Nations Convention on elimination of violence against women, lays greater emphasis on the protection of women and the appropriate measures state parties should take in order to address the accruing challenges (Directorate of Gender and Community Development, 2000: 31 ). The above realization of violence emerges from the observed universal oppression and inequality that are grounded in the patriarchal system of female subservience and secondary status (Fenster, 1999:7). This system seems to have a direct correlation with the current gender-based violence (DGBV) in the structures of our societies, that keep women subjugated and maintained as servants to men. With the ever-increasing magnitude, feminists have risen up to question servile position. (Akina Mama WA Africa, 2003: 27). At national level there are high rates of wife battering, particularly from Northern and Eastern Uganda. According to locally available information at the District community development office and the police in Nebbi, there is high rate of defilement, rape and abuse and particularly geared towards the women and the girl-child. Domestic and gender issues needs a systematic attention in the design of adjustment measures that are aimed at redressing the intra-house hold
Description: A thesis submitted in partial fulfilment of the requirement for the Award of a Master of Arts Degree in Development Administration and Management of Kampala International University
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