A Critical Discourse Analysis of Psychological Gender Based Violence against Women and Girls in Jimma Zone of Oromia National Regional State, Ethiopia

Alemayehu Negash, Asnakech Demise, Mandefiro Fenta


The main objective of this study was to disclose psychological gender based violence reflected in the use of language in Jimma Zone of Oromia National Regional State, Ethiopia. The participants of the study were women, girls, lawyers, gender experts and police officers found in the zone. The necessary data for the study were collected using focus group discussions and key informant interview. The collected data were analysed using critical discourse analysis. The study revealed a number of psychological gender based violences which have been committed on   women and girls in the zone. Finally, recommendations have been suggested based on the major findings of the study.     


Gender based violence; psychological gender based violences; machismo.

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