The Menace Of Intimate Partner Violence. What Is The Way Forward?
It is a sad reality that at this stage of human development, intimate partner violence is now the order of the day. Whatever the reasons why it occurs, the female counterparts in most cases suffer more from physical, emotional and psychological abuse from a man who once proposed love to her. It has been so bad that some women have even lost their lives in the process either from the hands of their spouses or from suicide.
The irony is the fact that most of intimate partner violence especially to women occurs during the time of pregnancy when love and care is very crucial to the woman and baby. I feel respect, maturity, women empowerment and recognition of women rights would go a long way to help curb this. Funny enough, males are not spared because some women have even killed their husbands too in the name of jealousy.
So, irrespective of the gender affected, what could be the way out?