Associate Gender-Based Violence and Family Planning Rights among Women in Sub-Sahara Africa

Sunday Abatan, Federal University Oye
Oluwagbemiga E. Adeyemi, Federal University
Rotimi Oladele, Federal University Oye-Ekiti
Mustapha Usman, Federal University Benin-Kebbi

Gender-based violence gathered public attention in recent time, especially among Sub-Sahara Africa countries affecting an estimated one in three women. This study seeks to examine differentials in family planning right (FPR) and gender-based violence. A comparative analysis of DHS from six SSA countries: Lesotho DHS-2014 [South Africa], Nigeria DHS-2013 & Ghana DHS-2014 [West Africa], Cameroon DHS-2011& Congo Brazzaville DHS-2012 [Central Africa] and Kenya DHS-2014 & Ethiopia DHS-[Eastern Africa]. Chi-square and logistic regression were used to test the formulated hypothesis. The study found that women with family planning right increase from 17% in Lesotho & Ethiopia to 20.9% in Nigeria and 31.03% in Kenya. GBV is related with FPR across selected countries; Forced marriage(X2=6.56, p=0.010) in Nigeria, Denial (X2=16.04,p=0.000) in Ethiopia and gender discrimination (X2=55.24,p=0.000) in Cameroon. Thus, gender-based violence and FPR were crutual factors in achieving SDGs-on tackling gender inequalities and improving maternal health in Africa.

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  Presented in Session P1. Poster Session 1