Health Challenges of Intimate Partner Violence Victims Among Women in Selected Areas of Ibadan Metropolis

Ikenyei Ngozi S


While evidence provides that the rate of marriage celebrated between men and women is on the increase every Saturdays of the week, statistics shows that violence and breakdown of unions which impact greatly on women and children are on the high side. Health challenges, an aftermath of intimate partner violence victims range from insanity, loss of cognitive reasoning to loss of maximum productivity. While modern statistics provide immense insight on the rate of intimate partner violence, little attention has been geared on uncovering the health challenges of victims.Socialization and behavioral theory of intimate partner violence which focuses on the learned pattern and acceptance of violence were used in the explanation of the phenomenon of violence and it acceptance syndrome among partners. Data was generated with the use of qualitative instruments such as In-depth and key informant interview. Data were also generated from secondary documents which bears rich insights on the issue and statistics on intimate partner violence. Robust discussion of the data generated with qualitative instrument was facilitated with information elicited by quantitative instrument.Data shows that cultural/societal factor such as patriarchy 21.5% is one of the leading factors contributing to the occurrence of intimate partner violence. A total of 5% respondents revealed that gender insensitive laws and policies gave women less priority both at the state or national levels. Most law courts are dominated by men and as such they exhibit prejudiced when presented with domestic violent cases. They operate from the prejudiced and stereotypes angle of the male dominated customs and traditions in society.

Keywords, Intimate partner violence, health challenges and Socialization.


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