Domestic violence in most cases happens in domestic settings. The major cause of domestic violence is the power imbalance between women and men where men have been placed at the top and women at the bottom thus creating inequality.
I do agree with Wigayi, there is need to identify and train influential people in the community on domestic violence such as religious leaders, police, elders, health workers, and local council leaders emphasizing the benefits of violence free relations/homes, concepts of violence and its negative impact on women, their families and communities.
Secondly, perpetrators of Domestic Violence should be engaged as change agents to bring about changes in the perpetrators’ attitude and behaviors hence reducing domestic violence.
Lastly, there is need to support communities to understand their own beliefs and cultures and fostering them to appreciate the power that lies in the very community to prevent violence against women.
Safe Homes, Safe Communities.