DOMESTIC VIOLENCE IN GHANA

Domestic violence prevalence in Ghana is a deep rooted cultural belief that, it is socially acceptable for men to discipline their wives/partners physically, economically and emotionally. Statistics shows that, one out of three women in Ghana is likely to experience domestic violence in their life time.

According to a 2011 survey conducted by Ghana Multiple Indicator Cluster Survey   (MICS), 60 percent of Ghanaian women believe that their husbands are justified in beating their wives, for a variety of reasons whilst in 2008, 38.7 percent of Ghanaian married women between the ages of 15 and 49 have experienced some form of physical, emotional or sexual violence by a husband or partner at some point in their lives.

Some of the reasons why men beat or abuse their wives or partner stated in the MICS report include; if she goes out without telling him, if she neglects the children, if she argues with him, if she refuses sex with him, if she burns the food, if she insults him, if she refuses to give him food, if she has another partner, if she steals, or if she gossips.

Revealing that, majority of these women who believe it is right for husbands to beat their wives are mostly less educated and can be found below the socioeconomic ladder.

But this is not the case of Shatta Mitchy, longtime partner of dance hall artist, Shatta Wale. Shatta Mitchy is not below the socio economic ladder neither is she uneducated.

It is alleged that the self-acclaimed “dance hall king”, Shatta Wale over the weekend mercilessly beat his baby mama and partner for reasons known to the two of them.

Over the weekend, the Shatta’s have been on trending on the various social media platforms especially Facebook where they both have been throwing jabs at each other.

In one of her posts on her facebook page, she posted a picture of herself with a message stating “someone who we think is Wale is ungrateful, a hypocrite with other unprintable words.

This message of Shatta Mitchy came to react to an earlier post by her ‘husband’ Shatta Wale, “When a woman chase you with a Knife .DAWG AM …..!!!!!! Boys be wise ….Am done… The wise will understand!!!!!!!!”

Ever since the two have been trading insults at each other.

 

 

 

Source:Naayirima Dery/wisetvonline.com