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Gender-based Violence and Its Associated Effects on Female Students: The Case of Gozamin and Nigus T/Haimanot Secondary Schools in the East Gojjam Administrative Zone, Ethiopia

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dc.contributor.author Desalegne, Zelalem
dc.date.accessioned 2019-11-15T14:38:10Z
dc.date.available 2019-11-15T14:38:10Z
dc.date.issued 2019
dc.identifier.citation Desalegne, Zelalem (2019). Gender-based Violence and Its Associated Effects on Female Students: The Case of Gozamin and Nigus T/Haimanot Secondary Schools in the East Gojjam Administrative Zone, Ethiopia. Journal of International Women's Studies, 20(7), 237-246. en_US
dc.identifier.issn https://vc.bridgew.edu/jiws/vol20/iss7/15
dc.identifier.uri https://vc.bridgew.edu/cgi/viewcontent.cgi?article=2168&context=jiws
dc.identifier.uri http://awdflibrary.org:8080/xmlui/handle/123456789/961
dc.description.abstract Gender-based violence (GBV) is one of the most prevalent human rights violations without considering social, economic, age, ethnicity, religion and national boundaries, and which affects the health, dignity, security and autonomy of women. This study employed a cross sectional, mixed methods research design. The study was carried out in two secondary schools at Debre Markos town Amhara regional state, Ethiopia, an area in the country where GBV is widely prevalent. To take a representative sample, multistage sampling techniques were employed. The quantitative data was analyzed through descriptive statistics and the qualitative data analyzed through narrative analysis. 21.7% male and 78.3% female students within the range of 15-20 years were included in the study, and the mean age of the respondents was 17.51 years. Among the total number of the study participants, 58.3% faced different forms of GBV. However, 67.1% of GBV was committed outside the school community, 19.5% by schoolmates, and 13.4% by teachers and other staff. Of the total number of the respondents, 39.2% had a sexual partner. The mean age at which the respondents started their first sexual intercourse was 16.49 years, and 52.9% participate in unsafe sex. 45.8% of the respondents were unable to negotiate when and how to have sex with their sexual partner. The age of the respondents and their tendency to be affected by GBV (n= 120, r=.327, p=.000) had a weak positive correlation. Their age and their tendency to have more than one sexual partner at a time had a weak negative correlation (n=120, r=-.055). Among the study participants, 96.7% reported that friends or strangers pushed, shook or threw something at them, 75% were slapped, and 65.8% had their arms twisted or hair pulled. Responding to such physical violence has its own challenges, such as the female students not knowing the males who threaten them, not knowing their addresses, a lack of eye witnesses, and a fear of reporting. en_US
dc.language.iso en en_US
dc.publisher Journal of International Women's Studies en_US
dc.subject Gender based violence en_US
dc.subject Female Student en_US
dc.subject Physical Violence en_US
dc.subject Academic Achievement en_US
dc.subject Sexual Exploitation en_US
dc.title Gender-based Violence and Its Associated Effects on Female Students: The Case of Gozamin and Nigus T/Haimanot Secondary Schools in the East Gojjam Administrative Zone, Ethiopia en_US
dc.type Other en_US


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