Effects of domestic violence on academic performance of a girl child: the case of Busia municipality, eastern division

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Kampala International University, Colleges of Humanities and Social sciences
This study attempted to assess the effects of domestic violence on academic performance of a girl child in Busia Municipal Council - Eastern Division. Descriptive-explanatory design was employed using combined qualitative and quantitative approaches. The study found out that the majority of residents in Eastern Division had benefited from free education programme though with some challenges; children who come from peaceful families performed better than the children who came from chaotic families; provision of the above materials have helped in maintaining children in schools; domestic violence had indeed affected performance of girls in schools, though there are other factors which also affect these girls academically; when some girl’s performance deteriorates, they are counselled with senior women teachers. The study found out that government education programmes which include universal primary education, universal secondary education, universal post primary education and training had indeed improved the academic performance of girls in schools. In a bid to ensure promotion of human rights and prevention of domestic violence, the government must take effective steps to ensure gender equality. There is therefore need to provide access to immediate means of redress to victims of violence
A research report submitted to the college of humanities and social sciences in partial fulfillment of the requirement for the award of bachelor’s degree in public administration of Kampala international university.
Domestic Violence, Academic Performance, Girl Child, Busia municipality, eastern division