Psychosocial Strategies, Debasing Gender- Based Violence in Nigeria

Olusegun, G. F., Olatubosun, S.M., Adedokun, M.O., Abiodun, E.O.


This paper examines Gender -based violence, a violence directed against humans based on their gender which occurs as a result of the normative role expectations associated with each gender and there seems to be unequal relationship between the two genders within the context of each society (Hynes Cardozo,2000). It encompass a large variety of crimes like harassment, threat of rape, rape, forced marriage, human trafficking, female genital mutilation, child abuse Different forms of violence were perpetrated against females in both public and private spheres of life, at any time of their life span cursing harmful and damaging consequences in their lives. The terrifying acts inflicted on females caused by traditional held believes and socially constructed behaviours attributed to gender thus affects women in disproportionate manner. The study investigated gender- based violence Nigerian society and  the strategy to debase the unfair act.

Keywords: Gender,violence,forms,effects,strategy,society.

DOI: 10.7176/RHSS/9-22-04

Publication date: November 30th 2019

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