Change search
CiteExportLink to record
Permanent link

Direct link
Cite
Citation style
  • apa
  • harvard1
  • ieee
  • modern-language-association-8th-edition
  • vancouver
  • Other style
More styles
Language
  • de-DE
  • en-GB
  • en-US
  • fi-FI
  • nn-NO
  • nn-NB
  • sv-SE
  • Other locale
More languages
Output format
  • html
  • text
  • asciidoc
  • rtf
Perspectives on Gender-Based Violence in a Muslim Community in Uganda
Jönköping University, School of Education and Communication, HLK, Global Studies.
2017 (English)Independent thesis Basic level (degree of Bachelor), 10 credits / 15 HE creditsStudent thesis
Abstract [en]

Gender-based violence (GBV) is a harmful act towards women and men. In most cases, women fall victims of gender violence due to a patriarchal value that is rooted in various societies. Gender-based violence is deeply rooted within the inequity between men and women of which the man is seen as more superior to the women in the society as seen in Butambala community and it is often accepted and overlooked by laws, institutions, and community norms.  This study examines perspectives on gender-based violence in a Muslim community in Uganda. Focusing on married Muslim women living in Butambala community, the study furthermore searches the causes of gender-based violence and how both the married Muslim women and the Butambala society view gender-based violence. The study also highlights gender roles in the Butambala culture using the relativism perspective.

The study is built on the relativism perspective and was analysed using the qualitative method, Semi-structured interviews were conducted via Skype and ten respondents were chosen to participate in the interview. All respondents were married for more than five years, and over 25 years old.  Respondents selected in the study were from the Butambala community, and the interviews were conducted in a mosque in Ngando-sub country, Butambala. A pilot study was conducted in the project to learn about the topic gender-based violence and get a deeper knowledge about gender-based violence. The findings show that gender-based violence that occurs in the Butambala community is caused by poverty, the impatience of the man and lack of communication and the community and authorities not treating GBV as serious in the community. The Author outline way forward to at least reduce GVB, if not solve them completely which are in summary; sensitization of women in the community about their rights, government should monitor, supervise and support authorities in order to combat GVB, Women empowerment and more NGOs should keep enlightening the public about GVB.

Place, publisher, year, edition, pages
2017. , 27 p.
Keyword [en]
Sexual violence, Uganda, Violence, Women.
National Category
Social Sciences
Identifiers
URN: urn:nbn:se:hj:diva-37050ISRN: JU-HLK-GLS-1-20170042OAI: oai:DiVA.org:hj-37050DiVA: diva2:1136984
Subject / course
HLK, Social Studies
Presentation
2017-08-21, Hc 229, Gjuterigatan 5, 55111 Jönköping, Jönköping, 09:00 (Swedish)
Supervisors
Examiners
Available from: 2017-08-30 Created: 2017-08-29 Last updated: 2017-08-30Bibliographically approved

Open Access in DiVA

No full text

By organisation
HLK, Global Studies
Social Sciences

Search outside of DiVA

GoogleGoogle Scholar

Total: 7 hits
CiteExportLink to record
Permanent link

Direct link
Cite
Citation style
  • apa
  • harvard1
  • ieee
  • modern-language-association-8th-edition
  • vancouver
  • Other style
More styles
Language
  • de-DE
  • en-GB
  • en-US
  • fi-FI
  • nn-NO
  • nn-NB
  • sv-SE
  • Other locale
More languages
Output format
  • html
  • text
  • asciidoc
  • rtf