Prof. Dr. Ebere Adimora
Margherita von Brentano Center
George Forster Fellow, Alexander-von-Humboldt Foundation | Gender-Based-Violence among Students, Faculty, and Staff in the Higher Education Institutions in Nigeria
Gender-Based-Violence among Students, Faculty, and Staff in the Higher Education Institutions in Nigeria
Gender-based violence (GBV) is a major human rights problem worldwide. In Nigeria, it is a widespread phenomenon resulting from multifarious factors mostly from gender discrimination/male chauvinism. Unfortunately, the prevalence, impacts, and predictors of GBV and the appropriate punishment for the perpetrators, as the impact on students, faculty, and staff in Higher Education Institutions (HEI) is still unclear. Could there be prevalence, predictors, or impacts of GBV among students, faculty, and staff, also are there appropriate punishment(s) for the perpetrators? The study’s main objective is to ascertain the prevalence, subtypes, and factors of GBV, the perpetrators, and predictors of the occurrence among female students, staff, and faculty in HEI in Nigeria. A mixed-method cross-cultural descriptive survey research design will be used in this study. The population will comprise female students, faculty, and staff in the HEI in Nigeria. Multi-stage sampling technique will be used to draw the participants who will consent to participate in the study. A mixed methods research approach involving standardized structured in-depth interviews and well-structured standardized questionnaires will be used to collect data on the respondents. Data will be analyzed using descriptive statistics, independent samples t-test, bar chart, bivariate, and multivariable logistic regression analyses at 0.05 level of significance. Preventive measures and working policies targeted against GBV in HEI to curb the GBV menace will be formulated.