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He who hits a Millstone hits its upper Grindstone too: Female Victims-Related Factors Influence the Risk of Domestic Violence and Revictimization in Rwanda
Malmö University, Faculty of Health and Society (HS), Department of Criminology (KR).
2020 (English)Independent thesis Advanced level (degree of Master (Two Years)), 20 credits / 30 HE creditsStudent thesis
Abstract [en]

Rwanda is at the frontline in the battle against domestic violence. Despite efforts fostering, supporting gender equality, and strategies established towards domestic violence against women, this wickedness remains a tragic reality. Many studies conducted on domestic violence against women and gender-based violence have focused on analyzing perpetrator factors that contribute to the risk of domestic violence. To this effect little is known about the female victims-related factors influence the risk of domestic violence. This study aims to identify related factors that may influence the risk of being victims of domestic violence and determine the existing reasons for revictimization. Therein, six individual interviews and three focus group discussions were conducted to accumulate data. The content analysis was used to analyze the individual interviews and focus group discussion transcripts. The results showed some factors related to victims that influence the risk of domestic violence and determine the existing reasons for revictimization in Rwanda. Findings show that even though women are more victims of domestic violence, there are some factors demonstrated by victims that make them more prone to victimization. The findings also revealed some of the reasons that result in the decision of the domestic violence victim not to report an instance of domestic violence despite the potential for re-victimization. The author of this study underlines that to mitigate domestic violence, preventative agents must focus simultaneously on the role of both perpetrator and victim.

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2020. , p. 30
Keywords [en]
Criminology, Domestic violence; Re-victimization, Victim precipitation theory
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Social Sciences
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URN: urn:nbn:se:mau:diva-36824OAI: oai:DiVA.org:mau-36824DiVA, id: diva2:1500641
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HS Criminology
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Available from: 2020-11-13 Created: 2020-11-12 Last updated: 2020-11-13Bibliographically approved

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