Poverty and Domestic Violence in Mayuge District; A case study of Baita-Bogwe Sub-County.

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Kampala International University, College of Humanities and Social Sciences.
The study sought to examine the relationship between poverty and domestic violence in Mayuge District: A case study of Baita-Bogwe Sub-County. The study objectives were; to identify the causes of poverty in Mayuge District particularly in Baita-Bogwe Sub-County, to establish factors influencing ~lomestic violence in Mayuge District particularly in Baita-Bogwe Sub-County and to examine relationship between poverty and domestic violence in Mayuge District particularly in Baita-Bogwe Sub-County. The study applied a descriptive research design to reflect aspects of perception, feelings, experiences, facts and emotional feelings of the study respondents in finding out the relationship between poverty and domestic violence in Baita-Bogwe Sub-County, Mayuge district. This was because the research questions that were generated necessitate observing explanatory, descriptive and analytical aspects of the research. The study population involved 65 participants where Sub-County Chief, 15 Sub-County Staff, 4 Uganda Police (Domestic Violence Unit) officials, 10 Selected NAADS Programmes officials and 28 local peasants. Purposive sampling was also used to select only respondents for the researcher to attain the purpose of the study. Data was collected from primary and secondary sources using questionnaires and interviews. After collecting data, the researcher organized well-answered questionnaire, data was edited and sorted for the next stage. The data was presented in tabular form, pie charts and bar graphs with frequencies and percentages. The study findings revealed that just like in most developing countries, the problems of poverty are massive and pervasive. In recent decades most of these countries have tried to develop the economy with industry and technology with varying levels of success. However, lack essential raw materials and the knowledge and skills gained through formal education and training. The study concludes that corruption often accompanies centralization of power, when leaders are not accountable to those they serve. More directly, corruption inhibits development when leaders help themselves to money that would otherwise be used for development projects. Corruption, both in government and business, places heavy cost on society. Businesses should enact, publicize and follow codes of conduct banning corruption on the part of their staff and directors. The study recommends that there is a need of recognition at the national level of the issue. Though government of Somalia has considered this issue but, consistent follow-up is mandatory. There should be enough educational programs in all societies and cultures, both for women and men at the same levels.
A research dissertation submitted to the Faculty of Humanities and Social Sciences in Partial Fulfillment of Requirements for the Award of the Bachelor’s Degree in Public Administration of Kampala International University.
Domestic Violence, Poverty, Mayuge District