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DOMESTIC VIOLENCE IN WEBUYE COUNTY- WESTERN KENYA
A RESEARCH PROPOSAL FOR THE FULFILLMENT OF A DIPLOMA COURSE IN THE UNIVERSITY OF ……….

A STUDY CONDUCTED BY
MR. SHDRACK MOMANYI OCHENGO

PRESENTED TO
PROF. ……..

DATE OF SUBMISSION
AUGUST 3, 2012

Table of Contents
Chapter One (Introduction)4

1.1 Background Information4

1.2 Justification of the Study6

2.0 Chapter 2: Literature Review9

2.1 Introduction9

2.2 Factors related to Domestic Violence9

2. 3 Remedy to Domestic Violence.11

2.4 Challenges in Resolving Domestic Violence15

2.5 The Legal Framework15

3.0 Chapter 3: Methodology17

3.1 Introduction17

3.2 Sample Design, Sampling Procedure and Data Collection.17

3.3 Data Source and Data Collection Methods18

3.4 Choice and Limitations of the Research Methods19

3.5 Data Analysis and Ethical Issues20

3.6 Problems, Constraints and Limitations of the Study21

4.0 Chapter 4: Discussion of the Findings22

4.1 Causes of Domestic Violence22

4.2 Consequences of domestic violence25

5.0 Chapter 5: Conclusions and Recommendations29

5.1 Conclusion29

5.2 Recommendations31

Chapter 6: References32

Appendices34

6.1 Appendix One (Questionnaire and Interview Guide)34

Chapter One (Introduction)

1.1 Background Information

Since the beginning of the 20th century when the international community came up with the law guiding human rights, various nations have also enacted specific bills to provide equal rights to their citizens. However, there are certain aspects which are common to all human rights across the globe. That is; they are inalienable, indivisible and inherent in every human being. Unfortunately, the well pronounced human rights as they may be understood have not guaranteed women in many countries equal rights to that of their men counterparts. Many women have still not been able to access their rights; especially in their private spheres. Their rights have continuously been violated in many countries especially in the third world. This has taken various forms with the most common being domestic violence and harmful cultural practices. Kenya has not been left behind either. Domestic violence is endemic in Kenya. It is a culturally sensitive practice that is perpetrated by both individual and state actors against women. There has been a substantial increase of domestic violence throughout the society in the past twenty years. The practice is largely due to lack of respect for others, selfishness, and frustrations which ends in abuse against weaker members of the society; women and children. Violence in any form, even if it is against a partner, amounts to violation of fundamental human rights. Finding solution to domestic violence should thus be prioritized in today’s society. This means that there is need for various stakeholders to come together in empowering the citizens to enable them identify and rise against any form of domestic violence. Unfortunately, societal duties, obligations, and rights assigned to women and men are varied even within the same society; a pattern of behavior which complicates prevention of domestic violence. The main goal of this study is to examine domestic violence in Webuye Constituency, Bungoma County in Western Kenya with focus on causes, consequences, and ways of addressing the ill practice. The study will seek to answer a number of questions. However, the main question will be: what is the situation regarding domestic violence in Webuye Constituency. In order to achieve its objectives, the study will focus on answering three research objective questions. These include: what are the causes of domestic violence in Webuye Constituency? What are the consequences of the resulting domestic violence on its victims, the perpetrators and the larger...
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