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العنف الأسري في قريتي عجب سيدو وسيفاوا بولاية القضارف

العنف الأسري في قريتي عجب سيدو وسيفاوا بولاية القضارف

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Title: العنف الأسري في قريتي عجب سيدو وسيفاوا بولاية القضارف
Author: ., سعد محمد عبد الكريم أبكر
Abstract: This research deals with the problem of domestic violence as one of the social problems that threatens security and social peace in different human societies whether rural or urban, as it affects the individual, the family and the society. Unlike many other studies, this one attempts to address the concept of domestic violence within a wide spectrum, including practices that are not generally perceived as violence such as early marriage, forced marriage, divorce and polygamy as measures and indicators of domestic violence in rural societies. In this study the researcher seeks to know the views and ideas of the rural communities about domestic violence and the ways and means used to combat this phenomenon in Ajab Sidu and Sifawa villages in Gedaref State. The objectives of the study are to clarify the concept of family violence in the study society, to see the views of the two villages about domestic violence, to investigate the causes and types of domestic violence practiced in small rural communities in Sudan and to see the role of the family and the other social institutions in dealing with domestic violence. It is a comparative study based on the qualitative approach using primary data collected through open interviews, focus group discussions, observation and other primary tools. Secondary data has also been derived from the theoretical reports, scientific research, books, journals, internet, etc. The study reached a number of findings, the most important of which is that the concept of domestic violence in the society of the study is based on the idea that violence is only directed against women, despite the existence of violence against men. The study also found that the values and the traditions of the society encourage male domination and women subordination, which had an impact on the division of labor and the distribution of tasks on gender basis. Another finding was that divorce is an indicator of domestic violence in society, as its affects children, women and social peace. Customs and traditions play a major role in perpetuating domestic violence by encouraging members of the society to early marriage, polygamy, divorce, etc. In the context of physical violence, the study proved that women may be physically more aggressive than men in their relationships with their husbands. It also showed that the behavioral values limiting the tasks of women within the house only lead to the practice of some types of domestic violence in the society. Therefore, the study recommends the importance of activating the role of schools and mosques in stressing positive behavioral values such as acceptance of the other and the freedom of expression. It also recommends that mass-media should participate through cultural programs in awareness rising of the dangers of domestic violence. Further, it recommends that those who are responsible of the educational policy in Sudan generally, and in Gedaref state in particular, should concentrate on equal educational opportunities for girls. Family issues should be included in school curriculum and the role of school social worker should be activated.
URI: http://khartoumspace.uofk.edu/123456789/27168


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