Factors that influence intimate partner violence among male and female spouses of Kampala District: A case of Kosovo Slum- Rubaga Division
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The study was meant to analyze the factors that influence intimate partner violence in Kosovo slum. The objectives of the study were; to identify socio-economic factors contributing to intimate partner violence, to examine the levels of education and how they contribute to intimate partner violence, to assess the role of cultural background towards intimate partner violence. The study was conducted in Kosovo slum, one of the Kampala city suburbs. Kosovo slum area which constitutes of about 350000 people and these people live in zones for example zone A, zone B, and zone C. The study mainly used qualitative methods of data collection which included the use of a un- structured questionnaires, in-depth interview guides in order to gather in-depth information concerning the problem, and the sample of the study was 70 male and female respondents of Kosovo slum, Rubaga. The collected data was analyzed using content analysis where a table was used to explore respondents’ socio-demographic characteristics, Findings were discussed in chapter four detailing on what happened on ground, it was found out that majority of the respondents had experienced intimate partner violence at some point in their lives which is a problem in the society because violence is not the solution to the challenges faced in marriage or relationships. However, the study also recommended that dialogue among women and men should be vital for solving intimate violence and also understanding and respecting each other is an important aspect in peace building because violence affects the entire families including children so it should be avoided. The study concluded that people in the society needed more awareness on the effects of intimate partner violence since most people think its okay to abuse or hit a person. People need to be taught the dangers of this kind of violence for example family breakdown, death of people, divorce and separation and also family neglect.