Ebonyi, Anambra top spousal violence chart

Emma Elekwa, Onitsha

Ebonyi and Anambra state have been ranked first and second respectively on the chart of  South East married women between ages of 15-49 who had experienced violence committed by their husbands or partners.

This was contained in the 2018 Nigeria Demographic and Health Survey (NDHS) report implemented by the National Population Commission (NpopC) in collaboration with the National malaria Elimination Programme (NMEP) of the Federal Ministry of Health.

Presenting the Zonal key findings on Friday during the State Dissemination and Official lunch of the 2018 NDHS report, the Chief Administrative Officer, NpopC, Chibuzo Igboanusi, said the survey indicated that Anambra came second with 53 percent after Ebonyi state with 54 percent as the highest.

He said the report further indicated that Imo, Abia and Enugu states trailed behind with 42, 39 and 23 respectively.

On the percentage of women participation in decision making, Igboanusi however said the survey shown that…

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