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Title: The Prevalence and Causes of Domestic Violence in the Yilo Krobo District
Authors: Owusu, A.
Ackah, M.
University of Ghana, College of Humanities Development Studies
Keywords: Prevalence
Domestic Violenc
Yilo Krobo District
Issue Date: Dec-2012
Publisher: University of Ghana
Abstract: Violence against women is the most prevalent form of gender-based violence worldwideand has being in existence for a long time, this studyinvestigated the prevalence and causes of domestic violence against married women in the Yilo Krobo District. Using random and purposive sampling techniques, 100 married women were selected from the district. Data were collected using semi-structured questionnaires.The data were analyzed using frequency counts and percentages, cross tabulation and logistic regression. Results from the study showed that at least seven out of every ten women among the respondents in the district had suffered one form of violence or the other in their marriage, whichwas significantly alarming. Again, the study revealed that women who had higher level of education were more abused by their spouses compared to women who had lower level of education.This might be that women with higher education are more exposed, hence know their rights therefore refuse to be submissive to their spouses. One recommendation is that since the district has no DOVVSU unit, it will be of a great help to establish one due to the fact that the rate at which women were been abused was alarming. The presence of the unit in the district will serve as a warning to men engaged in abusing women
Description: Thesis(M.A.)-University of Ghana,2012
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