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|Title: ||Addressing domestic violence against women: a case study of Navio traditional council in Kasena-Nankan West District of the Upper East Region, Ghana.|
|Authors: ||Thomas, Amibase|
|Keywords: ||Domestic violence|
Upper East Region
|Issue Date: ||21-Oct-2020|
|Abstract: ||Background:Domestic violence against women has been recognized both globally and
locally(Ghana) as a major violation of a woman’s human rights.Despite the enactment of
Domestic Violence Act(Act 732) and establishment of Domestic Violence and Victims Supports
Unit (DOVVSU), the problem still lingers. To adequately address the problem, calls are made to
consider other alternatives systems of disputes resolution such as the traditional authorities. The
study assesses the effectiveness of traditional authorities’ intervention in addressing domestic
violence against women in the Navio traditional area.
Methods:A cross sectional research design wasadopted for the study.Simple random sampling
technique was used for the selection of the study sample.The study participants were interviewed
using a pre-tested structured close and open-ended questionnaire.The data wasthen analyzed
using descriptive statistics such as percentages, frequency, mean, standard deviation and
presented on tables and graphs.
Results:The study reveals that domestic violence occasionally occurs in the community (74.7%)
and remains largely unreported (60.9%). The study further found that respondents preferred the
traditional authorities in resolving domestic violence cases to the police and victims felt safe
under the interventions put in place by the traditional head.
Conclusion: The study concludes that victims of domestic violence are aware of interventions
put in place and prefer the traditional leaders over the police in dealing with reported cases.|
|Description: ||A thesis submitted to the School of Public Health, Kwame Nkrumah University of Science
and Technology in partial fulfillment of the requirements for
the degree of MPH Health Education and Promotion, 2019.|
|Appears in Collections:||College of Health Sciences|
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