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DOMESTIC VIOLENCE AGAINST WOMEN: CHALLENGES TO HEALTH AND INNOVATION
The purpose of the study was to determine the causes and prevention strategies of domestic violence against women in Nsukka LGA of Enugu state. The study adopted a descriptive research design. Specifically, five research questions were posed to guide the study. A multi-staged sampling procedure using simple random sampling technique of balloting without replacement was used to select a sample of 210 women accessing health services in the 35 public primary health facilities in Nsukka LGA of Enugu state. The instrument for data collection was the researchers’ self-developed questionnaire. Data collected were analyzed using percentages to answer the research questions. The results showed that the most common forms of domestic violence experienced by women in Nsukka LGA are verbal abuse (80.95%) and the physical forms of violence (beating, battering, slapping) (69.05%). The main causes of domestic violence against women in Nsukka LGA are because women must be submissive to their husbands (86.52%) and because most women depend on men for a living (81.91%).The greatest socio-cultural factors that promote domestic violence include failure to give the husband a male child (83.33%) and silence of the women about incidence of domestic violence (70.95%). Women in the rural setting are more likely to be victims of physical abuse (90.41%) and verbal abuse (91.78%) by their husbands than women in the urban setting while women with no formal education are more likely than women in the other groups to experience all forms of domestic violence with physical violence and verbal abuse occurring in 93.33 per cent and 80 per cent of the rural women respectively. The researchers, among others recommended that parents should ensure adequate education for their girl-children up to the tertiary level.
Keywords: Domestic, violence, women, health, globalisation