If there is any issue that calls for national attention, it is that to do with the alarming increase of domestic violence in various Nigerian homes. No day passes without screaming headlines of spouses physically assaulting each other. Most times, these assaults are also visited on children, wards and house helps. There is no denying that domestic violence is gradually eroding the peace in many homes and by extension that of the nation. We may ask what constitutes domestic violence. These acts include,but not limited to physical abuse;sexual abuse/exploitation including rape,incest,sexual assault;starvation;emotional,
It is therefore time the authorities wade into the increasing incidence of domestic violence. This can be done by dismantling hierarchical constructions of masculinity and femininity predicated on the control of women, and eliminating the structural factors that support inequalities are likely to make a significant contribution to preventing intimate partner and sexual violence
Even though the causes of domestic abuse remain poorly understood, it’s critical that society stands strong against the crime of domestic violence and support laws and social programmes put in place to stop the cycle.