Cultural Impact and an Intimate Partner aggression in African Societies: A comparison of Rwanda and South Sudan

Owen Ndoromo, Jean Banyanga

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The studyinvestigated therole of cultural impact on South Sudanese and Rwandan women who nowadays residein the diaspora in Finland and Belgium. Itexplores the cultural violence against women before and after the 1994 Rwandangenocide against the Tutsis, and after the independency of South Sudan. Thisargument is presented through an analysis of existing literature and documents;and through interviews with 341 respondents (166 men and 175 women) belongingto the Rwandan diaspora in Belgium and in Finland; and 420 participants (302 females and 118 males) married, divorced,single mothers in South Sudan. The results show that women and girls in SouthSudan continue to be at risk of violence from cultural impact more than Rwandanwomen.  Poverty, education, andinsecurity play a huge role in promoting aggression against South Sudanesewomen.   

Original languageUndefined/Unknown
Pages (from-to)170–177
JournalEuropean Journal of Social Sciences
Issue number3
Publication statusPublished - 2018
MoE publication typeA1 Journal article-refereed

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