Domestic violence against women in Kersa, Oromia region, eastern Ethiopia
AbstractIntimate partner violence is common in rural areas of Ethiopia. The aim of this study was to assess the knowledge and prevalence of domestic violence among women in Kersa district of Oromia region and identify the types, perpetuators and triggers for violence. A community-based cross-sectional interview-based survey was conducted in 2008 on 858 women of reproductive age. Only 39.7% of women reported that they recognized that violence against women was a problem in their area. Ever experience of violence by an intimate partner was reported by 166 women [19.6%] and 70.3% of the perpetuators were husbands. Ever experience of domestic violence among women was significantly related to Amhara ethnicity and age group 30-49 years. Only 33 [19.9%] women who ever experienced violence had reported it to the legal authorities. Women's reasons for failing to report to the legal system were not wanting to expose the issue and not knowing where to go
Shanko, W., Wolday, M., Assefa, N. & Aro, A.R. (2013). Domestic violence against women in Kersa, Oromia region, eastern Ethiopia. http://www.who.int/iris/handle/10665/118353
EMHJ - Eastern Mediterranean Health Journal, 19 (1), 18-23, 2013
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