In many parts of Africa, domestic violence is a rampant phenomenon and often a taboo to address publicly. Many African countries treat it as a punishable offence constitutionally but typically fail in effective enforcement, thereby promoting the opposite to be carried out regularly in society. In the Democratic Republic of Congo (D.R.C.), it is considered normal for males to beat females at their discretion! The predominant belief there is that women lack ‘discipline’, thus need to be ‘corrected’. The result of that mentality is females growing up, commonly become victimized by varying forms of domestic violence.
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