Assessment of the effects of domestic violence to women in Unguja,Zanzibar.

Mahmoud Ali Abdalla, Mahmoud Ali (2020) Assessment of the effects of domestic violence to women in Unguja,Zanzibar. Masters thesis, The Open University of Tanzania.

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This study focused on the assessment of the effects of domestic violence to women in Unguja, Zanzibar. The study was guided by three specific objectives; to determine causes of domestic violence to women, to examine effects of domestic violence to women and to evaluate measures to address domestic violence in Unguja, Zanzibar. This study adopted a case study research design whereby both qualitative and quantitative approaches were used. The sample size of this study comprised two Zanzibar Court Officers, two Police Officers and three social welfare officers. Other categories of respondent were two officers from the Ministry of Women and Children Affair, five NGOs managers, three officers of One Stop Centers and 30 women. Both purposive and systematic random sampling techniques were used in identifying the sample. The data were collected using questionnaires, interview, direct observation and document literature review. Data collected were analyzed using content analysis and Statistics Packages for Social Science. and presented in descriptive statistics. The findings revealed that lack of education, drug abuse and family conflicts among others are the causes of domestic violence. Measures to address domestic violence include education programmes, counseling, religious advocacy and taken perpetrators of domestic violence to government kadhi’s court and to District Court. This study recommended some appropriate strategies that government institutions may use to enhance women satisfaction. These are cultural believe, attitude and stereotype should be abolished to bring about women development and women should be empowered in all level of development in order to avoid illiteracy for women. Keywords: Violence, domestic violence, women, Unguja.

Item Type: Thesis (Masters)
Subjects: 300 Social Sciences > 300 Social sciences, sociology & anthropology
Divisions: Faculty of Arts and Social Sciences > Department of Sociology and social work
Depositing User: Mr Mugisha Kafuma
Date Deposited: 01 May 2021 08:17
Last Modified: 01 May 2021 08:17

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