Zomba theological college 2022 bd colloquium topic: an investigation into domestic violence against men: the case study of zomba urban



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ZOMBA THEOLOGICAL COLLEGE
2022 BD COLLOQUIUM
TOPIC: AN INVESTIGATION INTO DOMESTIC VIOLENCE AGAINST MEN: THE
CASE STUDY OF ZOMBA URBAN

PRESENTER: AUBREY MKWATE





  1. INTRODUCTION

Gender based violence (GBV) is defined as an act of violence that results or is likely to result in harm or cause suffering or degradation of another human being. It includes threats, coercion and arbitration deprivation of liberty. Furthermore, it is a serious inhibition of one’s ability to enjoy rights and freedoms on a basis of equality. (Kagee 2005;123)
Joan Hunt (2000;100) explains that Gender based violence comes in different forms such as physical abuse; sexual abuse; emotional, verbal and psychological abuse; economic abuse; intimidation; harassment and stalking. It is further said that it is a global phenomenon without national, economic, religious, geographic and cultural borders. Besides, it has negative consequences for social welfare, children, families and the community at large.
However, in exploring domestic violence on men, it seems Violence committed by women against their male counterparts has been largely ignored for several reasons.
The first reason is stigma attached to being a man as a victim who is believed to be strong through societal expectations.
Secondly, the cultural patriarchal beliefs expect women to be submissive, weak and obedient that is why they are mostly believed to be victims of domestic violence than men. This is why men are less likely to admit and report that they are being physically, sexually and psychologically abused by their female partners. (Johnson 2000; 45)

This study sought to redress the gap left by other researchers who focused on domestic violence from the perspective of women. Much attention has been directed towards violence against women yet there is a growing evidence that points to the increasing violence against men. Therefore, it is important to note that domestic violence affects both women and men.


And for equality to be met, we have to focus on their issues collectively without any bias.

The study will focus on violence against men as a key aspect of GBV, its causes and effects on an individual and how the Government, NGOs the Church and Society could play a role to reduce it.


This study will take place in Zomba urban, Zomba urban is an area where there are a lot of cases of gender-based violence.


1.1 BACKGROUND
There are masculinity expectations that if a man is in pain he is not allowed to show his agony in public. This belief is exacerbated by the patriarchal nature of our society that men are not supposed to cry. These male victims are hard to reach because they prefer to be in the closet and also because of the stigma that might be attached to them for having shown that they are victim of female domestic abuse.
Domestic violence against men perpetuated by women is not a new phenomenon. But it is rarely spoken about. The patriarchal society that we live in makes it hard for men to open up about their anguish.



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