A National Bureau of Statistics survey on domestic violence in Nigeria, is currently making the rounds. National Bureau of Statistics survey.
According to the result of the findings in a newly released Multiple Indicator Cluster Survey (MICS) by the National Bureau of Statistics, 33.7% of Nigerian women believe that a man is justified in beating his wife for at least one of the following five reasons:
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She goes out without telling him;
She neglects the kids;
She argues with him;
She refuses sex with him; or
She burns the food.
However, among men, the percentage of those who believe a man is justified in beating his wife for any of those reasons is 21.5%.
The emergence and consequence of domestic violence in Nigerian homes cannot be overemphasised.
From previous surveys, 95% of the victims of domestic violence are women. No matter who initiates the violence, women are 7 to 10 times more likely to be injured than are men. It’s important to realize the climate of intimidation and control that occurs in abusive families.
Most men will say they are not afraid of the woman with whom they live, even if they had also been hit, scratched, or punched by her. However, you’ll often hear that women are terrorized and live in constant fear of being battered by the man with whom they live. The difference in strength and physical size puts a woman at more risk than a man.