Abstract

This study examines the experiences of married women on male dominance in Mozano community in the Central Region, Ghana. It ascertained the ways married men dominate their wives in the Mozano community, factors responsible for male dominance in the community and the effects of male dominance on their wives. The study was located within the Marxist feminist theory. The researchers adopted qualitative approach with phenomenological design using interviews and focus group discussion. Twenty participants, made up of fifteen married women and five married men were purposefully sampled for the study. The study revealed that most men in the Mozano community dominate their wives in decision making concerning reproduction, family meals, women and children’s career. Economic, religious, and cultural factors have contributed to male dominance. The study recommends gender education, seminars and symposia for men and women in the Mozano community.

Published in: Canada International Conference on Education, 2018

  • Date of Conference: 25-28 June, 2018
  • DOI: 10.2053/CICE.2018.0105
  • Electronic ISBN: 978-1-908320-90-2
  • Conference Location: University of Toronto Mississauga, Canada