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Cross-cultural Perspectives: The Intersection of Power and Intimate Partner Violence in Zimbabwe

Abstract In spite of numerous legal interventions and a fairly strong legal capacity compared to other neighboring countries, Zimbabwean law enforcement and judiciary have failed to overcome Intimate Partner Violence (IPV). This research examines the role of customary law in the continued prevalence of IPV among Zimbabwean women, particularly, the subtle ways in which customary law legitimates the ideals of patriarchal domination in the communal and legal handling of IPV cases. The study utilized qualitative methodology in the form of structured interviews as well as pre-interview questionnaires. Eighteen women who identified as IPV survivors or victims were recruited using snowball sampling method whereby each person interviewed was asked to sugges... (more)
Created Date 2019
Contributor Marekera, Shantel (Author) / Durfee, Alesha (Advisor) / Adelman, Madelaine (Committee member) / Kittilson, Miki (Committee member) / Arizona State University (Publisher)
Subject Social research / customary law / intimate partner violence / intimate terrorism / power / Zimbabwe
Type Masters Thesis
Extent 55 pages
Language English
Note Masters Thesis Social Justice and Human Rights 2019
Collaborating Institutions Graduate College / ASU Library
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