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Gender-Based Violence: A Case Study of Bindura Urban, Zimbabwe

  • Jeffrey KurebwaEmail author
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Abstract

This chapter is based on the belief that violence against women by their intimate male partners is the biggest violence issue in sub-Saharan Africa. Research was carried out in one urban area in Zimbabwe via a survey questionnaire, key informant interviews and focus group discussions. Three types of intimate partner violence were identified – physical/sexual, emotional/psychological and economic – and these had negative physical and psychological effects which were often long term and which were passed on to the next generation. These findings support the theory that violence perpetrated against women by intimate partners is often part of a systematic pattern of dominance and control. At the individual level, divorce is increasingly being used to put an end to IPV but victims need well-organised and accessible support services.

Keywords

Intimate partner violence Zimbabwe 

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Authors and Affiliations

  1. 1.Department of Peace and Governance at BinduraUniversity of Science EducationBinduraZimbabwe

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