International Journal of Humanities and Social Science

ISSN 2220-8488 (Print), 2221-0989 (Online) 10.30845/ijhss

Forms and Prevalence of Intimate Partner Violence Experienced by Women Survivors in Shelter Homes in Kenya
Joan Kabaria Muriithi, Lucy W. Ngige, Elishiba N. Kimani

This paper establishes the forms and prevalence of IPV among women survivors. Nairobi and Nakuru were the focus areas as they host the only two women shelter homes in Kenya. A survey design was employed on a sample of 230 women survivors. Primary data was collected using interview schedules for IPV survivors, key informant interviews for service providers, and Focus Group Discussions for Community Health Workers. Records in the shelter homes furnished secondary data. Data was analysed and presented thematically. The study established that IPV is a serious social and economic vice that requires proactive stakeholders to address. The authors recommend enforcement of the existing National Policy Framework on Gender Based Violence, which provides an important structure for the management of IPV. The need for collaboration between the relevant government departments, shelter homes, religious leaders and community leaders in the management of IPV is paramount.

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