This work focused on Gender-Based Violence in Nkerefi, Nkanu East Local Government Area of Enugu State, Nigeria from 1995 to 2014. The rate of gender-based violence in Nigeria has moved from an alarming state to a fatal stage. Worst still, the culture of gender based violence are ingrained in socio-cultural and traditional practices of many African societies. This paper examined that in Eastern Nigeria, there are various traditional rites that foster abuses on women. Some of which is the widowhood rites and practices and female genital mutilation. The paper finds out that, women are dehumanised by the society if they found childless or are unable to give birth to male offspring. The paper, thus argues that economic factor adds to the varying reasons for gender-based violence. And that in rural-urban areas located in Enugu state, this phenomenon is obvious, as the rate of poverty encouraged abuses. Various forms of abuses include beating, assault, rape and sex without consent, economic deprivation and threats, unequal distribution of household power and so on. Relying on both primary and secondary sources, this study further argues that gender based violence are becoming rampant in environment bedevilled with high level of poverty, low literacy level, and conservative practice of ancient socio-cultural norms. This paper is historical; hence, it adopts a qualitative method of analysis. Useful piece of information were obtained from important relevant documents, reports and array of secondary sources.
Gender, Based, Violence, Nkerefi, Nigeria.
Chukwu C. James "Gender-Based Violence in Nkerefi Nkanu East Local Government Area, Enugu State, Nigeria, 1995 - 2014" Iconic Research And Engineering Journals Volume 5 Issue 12 2022 Page 134-140
Chukwu C. James "Gender-Based Violence in Nkerefi Nkanu East Local Government Area, Enugu State, Nigeria, 1995 - 2014" Iconic Research And Engineering Journals, 5(12)