The Impact of Gender Based Violence on Women Life in Monduli District, Tanzania

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Kampala International University
The purpose of the study was to assess the impact of GBV on women life in Monduli District in Arusha Region. The study addressed the following objectives; to examine the current forms of gender violence inflicted on women, to assess the perception of women on GBV, to explore the mechanisms of Local government authorities in Monduli District in resolving GBV on women and to assess the extent to which GBV affects women life. The study employed a case study design and used quantitative research approach. A sample of 381 but only 375 questionnaires were successfully filled and collected. Questionnaire and documentary review were used as data collection tools for the study. Findings revealed that the current forms of gender-based violence (GBV) inflicted on women in Monduli District included among others physical violence, rape or attempted rape, dowry-related violence, forced pregnancy, verbal insult, and forced marriage. In addition, women in Monduli District perceive GBV as related restrictions to social and economic participation, employment, financial resources, autonomy and control. The study concludes that the most used mechanisms for resolving GBV disputes on women were litigation and gender mainstreaming strategy. Finally, the study concludes that GBV affects women to the high extent in Monduli District. The study recommends that the government at the local level should provide community wide awareness related to the short-term and long-term effects of GBV so that the community members can understand and help in preventing GBV related practices such as physical violence, rape, forced marriage, defamation and intimidation. Second, the law enforcement agencies should not tolerate any form of GBV and any perpetrator involved in any form of GBV should be punished accordingly so that others can learn to obey the law as well as to tender required respect to all women in the community despite their age, status and position.
A Dissertation Presented to the Directorate of Postgraduate Studies and Research of Kampala International University Uganda in Partial Fulfillment of the Requirements for Award of a Degree of Master of Conflict Resolution and Peace Building
Gender Based Violence, Women Life, Monduli District, Tanzania