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International Journal of Innovation and Applied Studies
ISSN: 2028-9324     CODEN: IJIABO     OCLC Number: 828807274     ZDB-ID: 2703985-7
 
 
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Forms of Intimate Partner Violence among Women in the Informal Sector in Nakuru Municipality, Kenya


Volume 8, Issue 4, October 2014, Pages 1860–1867

 Forms of Intimate Partner Violence among Women in the Informal Sector in Nakuru Municipality, Kenya

Lynette A. Onyando1, Dolphine A. Odero-Wanga2, and Rose A. Mwonya3

1 Department of Applied Community Development Studies, Egerton University, Egerton, Kenya
2 Department of Applied Community Development Studies, Egerton University, Egerton, Kenya
3 Department of Applied Community Development Studies, Egerton University, Egerton, Kenya

Original language: English

Received 8 September 2014

Copyright © 2014 ISSR Journals. This is an open access article distributed under the Creative Commons Attribution License, which permits unrestricted use, distribution, and reproduction in any medium, provided the original work is properly cited.

Abstract


Different forms of Intimate Partner violence are experienced in various cultures and affect people across societies irrespective of their economic status. Similar experiences have also been reported in Kenya as shown by the results of this study whose focus was to determine the forms of Intimate Partner violence among women in the informal sector in Nakuru Municipality, Kenya. The study employed ex-post facto research design to undertake inquiry into the occurrence of Intimate Partner Violence (IPV) while simple random sampling was used to select 176 participants who were victims of intimate partner violence and had registered the violence in the five rescue institutions. The researcher administered questionnaire and focus group discussions were used to collect data. The study found out that women experience different forms of IPV which included physical, economic, sexual and verbal. Each of these forms of IPV was further investigated using descriptive statistics and the findings revealed that about 62% of physical cases of violence were due to slapping while in economic violence monitoring expenditure was most common at 52.3%. Regarding sexual violence and verbal violence the study revealed that 61.4% of women experienced forced sexual violence and 58.5% experienced name calling respectively. The findings revealed the most common cases of IPV in each form of violence which should therefore constitute areas of intervention in undertaking measures to reduce its occurrence.

Author Keywords: Intimate Partner Violence, Women, Informal Sector, Kenya.


How to Cite this Article


Lynette A. Onyando, Dolphine A. Odero-Wanga, and Rose A. Mwonya, “Forms of Intimate Partner Violence among Women in the Informal Sector in Nakuru Municipality, Kenya,” International Journal of Innovation and Applied Studies, vol. 8, no. 4, pp. 1860–1867, October 2014.