Gender Relations And The Law: A Critique Of The Legal Regimeon The Protection Of The Victims Of Domestic Violence

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Table of Contents

DECLARATION ............................................................................................................................. i

APPROVAL .......................................................... : ........................................................................ ii

ACKNOWLEDGEMENT ............................................................................................................. iii

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CHAPTER ONE:

1.0 INTRODUCTION OF THE STUDY ........................................................................................ !

1.1 BACK GROUND OF THE STUDY ......................................................................................... !

The roots and causes of Domestic violence are variant and they are discussed as:- ....................... 2

1.2 STATEMENT OF THE PROBLEM ........................................................................................ .4

1.3 OBJECTIVES OF THE STUDY ..................... : ........................................................................ .4

1.3 .1 Specific objectives .................................................................................................................. 5

1.~,s~OPE OF THE STUDY .......................................................................................................... 5

1.5 SIGNIFICANCE OF THE STUDY .......................................................................................... 5

1.6 RESEARCH QUESTION ......................................................................................................... 5

1.7 LITERATURE REVIEW .......................................................................................................... 5

1.8 REASERCH METHODOLOGY .............................................................................................. 8

1.9 CONCLUSION .......................................................................................................................... 9

CHAPTER TWO:

LITERATURE REVIEW .............................................................................................................. ! 0

TI-lE ROOTS AND THE CAUSES OF DOMESTIC VIOLENCE WITH REGARD TO THE

I' POSITION OF WOMEN IN GENDER RELATIONS ................................................................. ! 0

2.0 INTRODUCTION ................................................................................................................... 1 0

2.1 FORMS OF DOMESTIC VJOLANCE ................................................................................... IO

2.2 PHYSICAL VIOLANCE ........................................................................................................ 11

2.3 EMOTIONAL OR PSYCHOLOGICAL VlOLANCE ........................................................... !!

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2.4 SEXUAL VIOLENCE ............................................................................................................. !!

2.5 THE ROOTS OF DOMESTIC VIOLENCE ........................................................................... !!

2.5.1 The preamble to the declaration on the elimination of violence against women ................. !!

2.5.2 Structural factors ................................................................................................................... l2

2.Sl31Socialization ......................................................................................................................... 12

2.5.4 Lack ofrespect ...................................................................................................................... l2

2.5.5 Difficulties in adjustments; ................................................................................................... l2

2.5.6 Poor communication ............................................................................................................. l3

2.5.7 Alcohol consumption ............................................................................................................ l3

2.5.8 Acute poverty ........................................................................................................................ l3

' 2.5.9 Cultural rigidities .................................................................................................................. l3

2.6 THE POSITION OF WOMEN WITH REGARD TO DOMESTIC VIOLENCE AND

G~NPER LA ws ........................................................................................................................... l4

2.7 CONCLUSION ........................................................................................................................ l8

CHAPTER THREE:

A CRITICAL EXAMINATION OF THE LAW ON DOMESTIC VIOLENCE AND

DISPARITIES IN GENDER RELATIONS .................................................................................. l9

3.1 INTRODUCTION ................................................................................................................... 19

3.2 THE RIGHT TO QUALITY AND NON DISCRIMINATION .............................................. l9

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3.3 FUNDAMENTAL RIGHTS AND FREEDOMS ................................................................... 20

3.4 THE RIGHT TO PROPERTY OWNERSHIP ........................................................................ 20

3 .5~1\e convention on the elimination of all forms of discrimination against women !985

(CEDAW' ) ...................................................................................................................................... 21

3.6 CONCLUSION ........................................................................................................................ 22

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PATRICIA, O (2021). Gender Relations And The Law: A Critique Of The Legal Regimeon The Protection Of The Victims Of Domestic Violence. Afribary. Retrieved from https://afribary.com/works/gender-relations-and-the-law-a-critique-of-the-legal-regimeon-the-protection-of-the-victims-of-domestic-violence

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PATRICIA, ONDOA. . "Gender Relations And The Law: A Critique Of The Legal Regimeon The Protection Of The Victims Of Domestic Violence" Afribary (2021). Accessed September 20, 2021. https://afribary.com/works/gender-relations-and-the-law-a-critique-of-the-legal-regimeon-the-protection-of-the-victims-of-domestic-violence