Survey finds men abused as kids are 5 times more likely to become violent adults

A study by the University of Witwatersrand and Sonke Gender Justice has revealed some shocking levels of abuse that has become a reality for women.

The findings - which have been labelled a state of emergency - reported that 56% of the 2600 men interviewed have used violence (sexual and physical) against women in a period of a year.

Prior experiences of trauma, patriarchal gender roles, alcohol consumption and poverty were among the major factors identified as a common thread exacerbating the problem.

Men use violence because they can. They use it because their friends or neighbours aren't going to say anything. It's about understanding the power dynamics.

Abigail Hatcher, researcher

702's Azania Mosaka spoke to researcher at the Wits Reproductive Health and HIV Institute, Abigail Hatcher, about what kind of government intervention is required.

She said that more than 85% of the men who participated in the survey had experienced violence or neglect during their early childhood years, which contributed towards perpetuating a violence cycle.

We found that a lot of men agree with statements such as 'I should be able to have sex with my girlfriend whenever I want it' or 'I paid lobola and I should have sex whenever I want'.

Abigail Hatcher, researcher

Listen to the conversation below:

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