How ignorance fuels violence

A man is visibly seen beating a woman. Reports show that domestic violence has increased. PHOTO/John Batanude

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Reports indicate that many women are ignorant about domestic violence and the different forms in which it presents. Even men who physically or mentally abuse their women do not consider this to be abuse. They are influenced by factors such as culture, religion and upbringing among others.

Peter Jjuuko, who calls himself Mulangira, grew up in an excessively proud family, where men could not stand rejection or being denied anything by women. It is this attitude he carried to the marriage and he unconsciously mistreated his wife only to lose her, years later.

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