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The Socio-cultural Causes of Male Victimisation in Domestic Contexts in Lagos, Nigeria: A Qualitative Analysis

Ayodele, Johnson Oluwole

Jaishankar, K

This paper examines the factors that predispose men to female-perpetrated violence in Lagos, Nigeria. Using snowball sampling, it purposively selected one case study, one key informant and two in-depth interview participants from each of the three Senatorial Districts of Lagos. Data were content analysed. Findings indicated that male victims of domestic violence abound in Lagos; stigmatisation causes male victims’ non-disclosure; and female aggressors sometimes used traditional mechanisms to control their male victims. The study concludes that lack of support worsens the conditions of male victims of domestic violence in Lagos. To prevent domestic violence, it suggests that the government should make institutional provisions for male victims.

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