This time we are going to speak about leading causes of domestic violence in Nigeria. The problem is quite widespread in the country, so it is better to know the main reasons, and maybe this will help you to avoid such violence at home.
The list of domestic violence causes
The main causes of domestic violence in Nigeria. Let’s consider each of them in details:
1. Traditional beliefs
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Unfortunately, according to some of traditional beliefs women have fewer rights than men. That is why in some families with traditional beliefs we can often see the cases of domestic violence. This cause of domestic violence is still widespread even in our time.
2. Psychological disorder or personality disorder cases
There are many cases when people in the family even don’t know that one of their relatives has some psychological disorder, and this disorder can be the cause of violence. Because of the poverty, many people can’t consult with a psychiatrist, and many disorders remain undiagnosed. Due to such disorders, people can be very aggressive and dangerous not only for their family but society as a whole.
3. Family traits
Domestic violence effects are very deplorable. The person could be aggressive if he or she was the victim or witness of violence in childhood. The child just can learn such model of behavior while growing up in the family with violent parents or other relatives. This is a way of transferring violent behavior through the generation.
4. Alcohol or narcotic abuse
Because of alcohol and narcotic, people are more often involved in violent behavior. The people who take alcohol or narcotic don’t control their violent impulses. Unfortunately, the alcohol or narcotic abuse is very widespread in Nigeria, so this reason of domestic violence is quite common.
5. Unemployment and economic hardship
Economic problems increase the level of stress and aggression, often leading to domestic violence. A high level of unemployment contributes to the fact that people quarrel in families. In the conditions of accumulated stress due to lack of money, such quarrels often end in cases of violence.
Excessive suspicion, distrust, and jealousy often lead to cases of violence. This reason often refers to young families. Such a feeling as jealousy leads to irritability and as a consequence to aggression
The causes of domestic violence are numerous, and the last but not the least is the anger itself. The anger between people in family or couple often appears for many reasons, and unfortunately, it can lead to the violence. The misunderstanding, quarreling lack of mutual respect all that factors contribute to an increase the level of anger in the family.
Of course, this is not a whole list of domestic violence causes, we just highlighted the main points of this problem. We hope that the research and understanding of this problem will help to eradicate its causes.
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