Women in Domestic Violence in Nigeria: Gender Perspectives

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Abstract

Theoretically, violence is a human rights issue, and human rights are fundamental to values of dignity, equality, non-discrimination and non-interference, and these cut across gender, social, cultural, political, class, religious and geographical issues. Human beings, properties and resources are in millions daily destroyed. Children are abused. Women remain injured and humiliated, so much so that men’s status seemed to be changing. Hence, this study embarked on examining Women in Domestic Violence inNigeriausing gender perspectives. Among the findings is that in many parts ofNigeria, women and girls are subjected to physical, sexual and psychological abuse that cuts across lines of income, class, religion and culture. Recommendations made include the following: adoption of concerted or integrated approach to decision making and implementation.

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Uzuegbunam, A. (2013). Women in Domestic Violence in Nigeria: Gender Perspectives. Open Journal of Philosophy, 3, 185-191. doi: 10.4236/ojpp.2013.31A031.

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