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Title:
INTIMATE PARTNER VIOLENCE: WHY FEMALE VICTIMS STAY ON IN MATRILINEAL SOCIETIES

Authors:
Nnachi Amos Imo


Volume - 2 Issue - 6, Pages - 3724-3738

Abstract:
The objective of this study was to study the incidence of intimate partner violence and why women remain in such violent relationship in matrilineal societies. The design for the study was cross-sectional survey design. Edda, Ebonyi State, Nigeria with a population of 210,000 was the study area. A sample size of 650 was used for the study. Questionnaires and focus group discussions were the instruments for data collection. The quantitative data were analyzed using percentages while data gotten from focus Group discussions were transcribed, organized and analyzed. Results show that physical, sexual, psychological and threats of violence are the types of intimate partner violence in the study area. Female victims remain because of fear of effect leaving may have on children, siblings, family and self. It is recommended that exhortation, community action, victim assistance programmes, legislation, empowerment and family involvement should be used to reduce violence and assist victims.

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[Imo, Nnachi Amos. "INTIMATE PARTNER VIOLENCE: WHY FEMALE VICTIMS STAY ON IN MATRILINEAL SOCIETIES." International Journal of Social Science & Economic Research 2.6 (2017): 3724-738.]

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