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Culture » THE SICKNESS OF DOMESTIC VIOLENCE IN NIGERIA -PART ONE by: Obajichi(f) .:. Thu, 25 Aug, 2022 - 07:16:58:pm GMT
It is culturally believed in Nigeria that beating a woman is socially acceptable. Some see it as a disciplinary measure .
Where a bride price is paid, it is common for the husband to believe he now owns his wife and can do whatever he pleases with her.

Just when we think we have heard the last of it, another gruesome case springs up. This is why I term it as a sickness.

There seems to be no light at the end of this dark tunnel for many women and men suffering silently.

This issue has recorded more cases from the COVID-19 period till date.
This sickness is clearly not a respecter of persons regardless of age, tribe religion or social status.

Traditionally, domestic violence is committed against females.
The Nigerian government has taken legal actions to prosecute men who abuse women in several states.

Victims of domestic violence suffer in silence because they see it as a family matter and reporting to the police would mean exposing their marital issues to the public.

Recently we heard of the death of a renowned gospel artiste Osinachi Nwachukwu , who lost her life due to domestic violence. There are many of such women waiting to die silently.

For as long as such victims remain silent, Domestic Violence will be a sickness to Nigerians.

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