Effects of gender based violence on women in Ikorodu Local Government Area of Lagos State, Nigeria
The study examined the effects of gender based violence among women in Ikorodu Lagos State, with the view of how women are violated mainly domestically by their partners. Both primary and secondary sources of information gathering were adopted in this study. The secondary sources include published textbooks, journals and internet materials while the primary source includes use of administered questionnaire to 100 respondents. Four research questions were raised and answered with the use of descriptive statistics of frequency and percentage. Findings revealed that women in Ikorodu are mostly violated by their partners. This is because most of the women depend on their husbands for daily living which give more opportunity to violence in the homes. Empowerment programmes and jobs should be provided for women to make them financially self independent. The government should employ strict laws to counter GBV among women, so as to repel those with such intentions.