A THEOLOGICAL EVALUATION OF DOMESTIC VIOLENCE AGAINST WOMEN IN EWU KINGDOM

Authors

  • Ovuomo Festus Azikiwe Delta State University
  • Peter O. O. Ottuh Delta State University

Keywords:

Theological Evaluation, Religion, Domestic Violence against Women, Ewu Kingdom, Nigeria

Abstract

The occurrence of domestic violence (DV) is widespread throughout the Ewu Kingdom of Nigeria, impacting couples of both Christian and non-Christian backgrounds. This is primarily attributed to the inadequacy of available social assistance, which leads to a higher likelihood for women to encounter victimization, which subsequently contributes to feelings of dissatisfaction and strained marital relationships. The present study aims to assess the occurrence of domestic violence perpetrated against women in the Ewu Kingdom of Nigeria, while also exploring religious remedies as potential solutions. This study uses phenomenological and descriptive research methodologies to investigate the lived experiences of women in the Ewu Kingdom. The study reveals that domestic violence against women is a complex issue often overlooked within religious establishments and aggravated by male dominance and excessive alcohol consumption. It concludes by highlighting the significance of biblical, social, and cultural values and proposing comprehensive measures at the community level to mitigate instances of violence. The study suggests that Christian churches should actively participate in addressing the issue of domestic abuse against women by providing counselling services and promoting the teaching of biblical principles regarding marital values.

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Published

2023-11-25

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