The challenges faced by young female domestic violence victims: a case of Kabimbiri sub county Mukono District
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This research study is about the challenges faced by young females who are victims of domestic violence in Kabimbiri Sub – County which was the case study. This study followed the rate of domestic violence especially in Mukono district, specifically by young females who are vulnerable to violence by their spouses and relatives. They face physical, psychological and sometimes death though not at a high rate but it happens in rare cases. It was done through conducting focus group discussions and key informant interviews so as to extract relevant information from both primary and secondary victims. This enabled the student to get information about the forms of domestic violence, factors that has led to persistent existence of domestic violence and the existing interventions addressing domestic violence among young females in Kabimbiri sub- County. The study results revealed that domestic violence occurs due to poverty, struggle for property ownership, cultural ideologies, gender inequality, alcoholism and illicit drug use, adultery and polygamous families. It further shows that victims face challenges such as divorce, separation, loss of property, disrespect, death and permanent physical disabilities. The respondents discussed that when domestic violence occurs there should be interventions like sensitization of the community, involvement of parents at a family level, involving institutions that fight against domestic violence. The study therefore recommends the government and other private organizations to implement proper interventions to reduce on domestic violence like sensitization of the communities, following up on domestic violence suspects so as they are taken to courts of law and make them pay for their crimes. Additionally the victims are advised to report these cases instead of sitting at home silently and live in miserable lives which make the executioners to continue committing these offences since they are not punished.