Determinants of intimate partner emotional violence among women aged 40-49 in Uganda
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The current study aimed at identifying the determinants of intimate partner emotional violence. These were identified by using socio-economic factors, demographic factors and behavioral factors with IPEV. The study used secondary data that was collected by (Uganda Bureau of Statistics (UBOS) and ICF. 2018). The data was weighted and analyzed at univariate, bivariate and multivariate levels of analysis. The study revealed that women from other religions were more likely to be emotionally violated by their partners, poorer and richer respondents were more likely to experience intimate partner emotional violence, and respondents with partners who consume alcohol were also identified to be more likely to experience intimate partner emotional violence. Respondents accused for being unfaithful by their partners were more likely to experience intimate emotional violence and respondents whose partners were jealous when they talk with other men were more likely to experience intimate partner emotional violence. Therefore, the researcher recommends that strict laws should be set on alcohol consumption in order to reduce its intake by partners. Counselling and guidance programs should be sponsored by the government of Uganda in order to reduce IPEV. Legal framework reforms which may strengthen women’s civil rights, improve existing laws and their implementation may curb violence.