Factors influencing sexual and gender based violence against women in Uganda
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The study aimed at finding the factors influencing sexual and gender b ased violence against women in Uganda. This research consists of 5 chapters and the factors considered were based on the age of the respondent, region, area of residence of the respondent, education level of the respondent, wealth status, marital status as adapted from the frame work by Mutumbo and Miana 2015. The study used secondary data from the UDHS2011 where a sample of 1735 women age 15 49 years were used as a sample and the dependent variable was experience of SGBV which was coded as (YES) which mean t a negative response and (NO) which meant a positive response. The study used univariate and bivariate levels of analysis to show the distribution of the characteristics and to show the relationship between the dependent and independent variables. The study found out that the highest participation in the study by percentage was among those aged 25 34 years with 40 .3 %, by wealth status it was the rich with 40.3% and by residence, it was rural residence with 83.4 %. Central region had the highest percenta ge of participants with 29 .7 %, those currently in union had t he highest participation of 84.4% and lastly by education level, primary had the highe st participation of 60.7 The study found out that all the variables (independent) were significant and inf luenced the occurrence of SGBV with marital status having the most effect followed by education, sex, residence, age, wealth status and lastly age in terms of percentage of their relationship with experience of SGBV in Uganda More sensitization programs and initiatives towards improving people’s perceptions and improving efforts towards a free SGBV free community in relation to reducing its effects on both the women and children. This should be tailored with efforts to improve people socio economic wellb eing in order to be able to afford and have needed knowledge about SGBV and its negative effects.