The study was carried out in Kiruhura and Kashwa wards in Kiruhura Town council -Kiruhura
district in South Western Uganda.
The general objective of the study was to assess the causes of domestic violence in Kiruhura and
Kashwa wards. Not all respondents in these wards were legible to be interviewed for the study.
The researcher used both qualitative and quantitative research methods, using structured and
unstructured interview and 93 respondents were able to give rightful information.
The data was compiled and analyzed manually using simple calculations. The results are presented
in tables and text.
The study revealed that only sixteen percent (16%) of the total population experiences domestic
violence in study area as well as in the whole district.
The above shows that domestic violence real exists in the study area. Among the causes, poverty
was revealed to be the major cause according to the research. Twenty four percent (24%) accounts
for people, who are below the poverty line.
Where as, ignorance. customs, ( 15.05%) and traditions and social behavoiur also play a major role
in the cause of domestic violence.
Research further revealed that domestic violence is rampant among the married couples and
cohabiting girls and boys ( 19.35%) in the research area.
The research further revealed that the majority of these responds were of low educational level,
where 32.26% and 26.88% were of primary and none educated respectively.
From the study, it was revealed that physical, sexual emotional or psychological forms of domestic
violence have produced various effects which have left people desperate hopeless and infected
with diseases like HIV/AIDS to mention hut a few.
Domestic violence is however still at a low rate which can be easily eradicated if measures are
taken by the authorities through sensitization of the Public and strengthening and enacting laws
that strongly prohibit the bad habit of domestic violence.
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