Prevalence of Wife Battering Among Workers in a Nigerian University: Issues in Women’s Rights

  • Mojisola F. Tiamiyu
Part of the Comparative Feminist Studies book series (CFS)


In the 1950s and 1960s, African and Western scholars had often depicted the family as a haven where the individual is nurtured, strengthened and protected against problems in the larger society. In the last four decades, however, Western scholars have documented that a great deal of violence occurs within the family setting regardless of family type.1 Only a few African scholars document this changing trend.2 Wife battering as violence against women has been documented as the most common form of domestic/family violence.3


Intimate Partner Violence Domestic Violence Physical Abuse Family Violence Psychological Abuse 
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