Domestic violence and child welfare in Serere District; A case study of Olio Sub-County Serere District

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Kampala International University, College of Humanities and Social Sciences.
Tb is study focused on the effect of Domestic Violence on Children’s Welfare at Quo Sub County Serere District, with the general objectives being to establish the impact of domestic violence on children’s welfare. The specific objectives of the study were to examine the causes of domestic violence among families, to examine the effect of domestic violence on child welfare, to establish challenges faced by children in families characterized by domestic violence, to establish the copying strategies for children faced with domestic violence and to find out measures that can be taken by government and other policy makers to ensure that children receive better welfare in families faced by domestic violence. A response schedule method was used to select children during the study, while an interview was administered on leaders, a response scheduled was administered to parents and children and a self-administered questionnaires was administered. The results of the study presented a situation that domestic violence in its full forms has not come to the understanding of the people. This is because domestic violence existed in the light forms and that attract little concern such as; sexual abuse, poverty, orphaned situations, HIV/AIDS and negligence/ignorance of the parents and children are the overriding causes of domestic violence while child headed families, dullness of the child and stepmother role also caused domestic violence. The actors dealing with domestic violence in families were given out like the police and the role of the civil society, the study findings showed effects of domestic violence physical torture, poverty and psychological stress The study concluded that domestic violence exists in Olio sub-county, in a light forms, that is why some people could not easily associate such work activities with domestic violence. The study recommends that local councils should enforce the program of domestic relations bill with coercion in their areas; sensitization ought to be done given massive ignorance of domestic violence forms like sexual abuse among others.
A research dissertation submitted to the College of Humanities and Social Sciences in Partial Fulfillment of the Requirements for the Award of a Bachelor’s Degree of Public Administration of Kampala International University.
Domestic Violence, Child Welfare, Serere District