Causes of domestic violence among women (a case study of strive secondary school) Hoima bugahya sub- county district.

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Kampala International University, College of Education, Open & Distance Learning
This study was carried on: Causes of Domestic Violence among Women: A case Study of Bugahya county Hoima District. The main objective of the study was to ascertain the prevalence of domestic violence amongst women in Bugahya county Hoima District.Specifically the study aimed at establishing the prevalence of domestic violence against women, establishing the causes of domestic violence on women in Bugahya County and find the different strategies adopted by the women in Bugahya county to cope with domestic violence. The study was undertaken in Bugahya county Hoima District. It involved a sample size of sixty seven respondents drawn from the NGOs that work onwomen’s issues, the police, the local council officials as well as the community members who were the women selected from Bugahya county District. The study used a cross sectional research methodology through which both qualitative and quantitative information was collected. The required data was collected using a combination of tools including: in-depth interviews guides, questionnaires, and a review of relevant documents for secondary data. Qualitative data was analyzed using thematic analysis, while quantitative data was analyzed using descriptive statistics that included percentages, frequencies, graphs and charts. Basing on the results it was concluded that indeed domestic violence still prevails though the frequency of reports are declining slowly; and that indeed there are a number of causes of domestic violence but mostly all are embedded in the unbalanced power distribution between men and women.There is no single cause of domestic violence apart from the several contributing factors; and that victims especially the women are trying to cope with it but have no formal approach to the problem. Owing to the multiplicity of challenges of domestic violence in the study area, the study made several recommendations. Among these was the need for capacity building in order to make people aware of dynamics of domestic violence; there is need to empower women in all areas so as to give them a voice to fight for their rights. There is also need for government and other stakeholders to put in place relevant laws that will effectively help to curb this social problem.
The research report submitted to the college of education,open, distance and e-learning in partial fulfillment for the requirements for the award of a bachelor of arts with education of Kampala International University
Domestic violence, Hoima district, Women