Article On The Causes Of Intimate Partner Violence (IPV)

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Several Gender Scholars have written on the causes of Intimate Partner Violence (IPV). Among these are: Buiten and Naidoo, 2016, Muta ,2016,Walsh and Menjivar,2016 Heise, 1994, as cited in UNICEF,2000,Narayans et al, 2000:123, Shaka and Uchendu,2012:1,Eze-Anaba, 2005:65, Okeke, n-d, Jewkes, 2002, Bouvillian,2001:164, Amnesty International,2005, Okeke, n-d, UNDPC, n-d, Iruonagbe, 2009:7 cited in Folarin and Udoh, n-d, Garba,2003,WHO,2010, Loseke, Geiles and Cavanaugh,2005, Markowitz, 2002, Kaufman,2001,Lanhel,2003, Fayenkinu,2012, Sultana,2010, Mount, 2005, Barker and Richard,2005, Imms,2002, Alokan,2013.However, these scholars differ in many perspectives. Some argued from the ecological perspective, others viewed it from individual perspective …show more content…
In support of the above assertion, Jewkes (2002) observed that poverty which is an indication of inability of a man to meet with his responsibilities could result into low self-esteem and stress which in most cases lead to the use of violence as a means of expressing manhood. These authors are of the opinion that men in difficult economic situation, e.g, unemployment, low educational and socio-economic background usually are violent in nature. Alternatively, women who are compelled by economic necessity to join the labour force are bound to neglect their domestic responsibilities. Based on the above, Bouvillian (2001:164) argued that men were to support their partners and children, therefore, a working mother now fulfilling the role of men, such men in most cases become frustrated and turn his anger on the family, specifically, the …show more content…
These authors argued that men that use alcohol and hard drugs tens to behave abnormally and in most cases forced their partner into unsafe sex, rape. Beating and even exploiting them for their own satisfaction. According to Barnett and Perrin, 2005, Geiles and Corneil, 1990, alcohol usage increases aggression which in most cases leads to rage in families. In affirmation of the above statement, Kaufman (2001) concludes that alcohol effects on the nervous system releases inhibitions by depressing the brain function or suppressing the super-ego function where it result to

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