More on domestic violence

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23 Jun 2009

Following on from yesterday’s post I notice Oxfam is boasting of its successful involvement in a campaign against domestic violence in Malawi.

Duncan Green notes in his blog that: “In 2005, Oxfam’s Malawi programme along with its partners mounted a campaign to eliminate gender based violence which led to the passing of the Prevention of Domestic Violence Bill in Parliament in April 2006.” Evidently Oxfam mounted a media campaign along side the Malawi police on gender-based violence. The pressure led to the bill being passed into law.

As a result of such actions the problem of development becomes one of African men keeping African women down. The solution then becomes more intervention by the police in the affairs of ordinary African families. Economic development is sidelined from the agenda.