Prevalence of domestic violence in Nigeria: implications for counselling

ON Aihie
2010 Edo Journal of Counselling  
Domestic violence is an issue of global concern. Historically, in many cultures domestic violence has been an accepted fact of life. In recent years, however, it has begun to be viewed as a criminal problem. However, in many societies such as the Nigerian society it is still culturally acceptable. This paper discusses the reported incidence of domestic violence in Nigeria, the different forms of abuse which may occur in the home and the devastating consequences on the individuals involved and
more » ... uals involved and the society at large. Some of the predisposing factors of domestic violence are discussed and counselling -preventive and remedial is proffered as a panacea for the ugly phenomenon.
doi:10.4314/ejc.v2i1.52648 fatcat:cbcrfdfmsff3fptr25lejacmiu