This chapter entails the background to the area of the study, statement of the problem, research
objective scope of the study, research questions significance of the study and chapterization,
methodology, research design and the literature review. The above mentioned areas are of
significance in this study since the chapter is the very foundation and reason why we are to carry
out this study.
1.1.1 Background of the study
Over the past decade, recognition of the scope and significance of domestic violence globally has
increased. Domestic violence has been defined as "the range of sexually, psychologically and
physically coercive acts used against adult and adolescent women by current or former male
intimate partners" 1
• A growing body of evidence is highlighting the magnitude of the problem of
domestic violence in developing countries2
In sub-Saharan Africa, empirical evidence on the prevalence of domestic violence is limited and
confined to a small number ofpopulation-based3 or special-population studies4
Recognition of the links between domestic violence and a range of adverse reproductive health
outcomes including non-use of contraception and unintended pregnancy5
, poor outcomes of
pregnancy and birth6
, gynaecological morbidit/ and sexually transmitted diseases and human
immunodeficiency virus (HJV)8 is also growing.
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BRENDA, AKANKWA1SA . "An analysis of the sufficiency of the domestic violence law in Uganda a case of Kampala district." Afribary (2021). Accessed September 27, 2021. https://afribary.com/works/an-analysis-of-the-sufficiency-of-the-domestic-violence-law-in-uganda-a-case-of-kampala-district-1