The impact of domestic conflicts on victims in Marondera: Effects and solutions

Barbra Mapuranga, Blessing Musodza


The research study was carried out to assess the effects of domestic conflicts on the victims’ socio-emotional and psychological performance so as to come up with possible solutions. The study is mainly centred on qualitative approach. The study was carried out in Marondera and it focused on Nyameni suburb. A total of forty (40) participants drawn from a population of 400 households were used in the study.  It came out that most people are unable to carry on with work as usual after a domestic dispute. It was established that it takes time for victims to perform their duties as usual after a dispute and the duration differs from individual to individual. The stress and depression which the victim undergoes works against productivity. In some instances one cannot plan ahead for the family as they always think that the relationship they are in is not the right one. In the case of children, they lack the sense of freedom and self-confidence and falls trapped both emotionally and in the situation. Thus, the children's future may be ruined and they may have problems in mixing well with others. This implies that victims of domestic conflicts are prevented from enjoying and realising their full potential as they get stressed up. Thus, domestic conflicts have negative effects on the victim's socio-emotional and psychological performance. The study recommended that people should be empowered to eradicate poverty which was seen as a major contributor of domestic conflicts. The government and civic society should complement each other and raise awareness to conscientise people on what domestic conflicts are and the policies that protect them from violence and where to report to when disputes occurred.

Key words: domestic conflict, gender-based violence, victims, stress, women, human rights

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