Effect of Gender-Based Violence on Women Farmers’ Agricultural Livelihood Activities

The Journal of Agriculture and Natural Resources Sciences takes a closer look into a study on over 100 women in Nigeria who rely on farming for survival. The majority of the study’s respondents cited the most common forms of violence as verbal and physical abuse, the denial of socio-economic benefits, and genital mutilation. The research delves into the causes and effects of this gender-based violence. Poverty and the attitudes of men towards women were the dominant factors of gender-based violence, leading to reduced work capacity and productivity, lower-income, and a detrimental impact on women’s physical and mental health. 

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