• Mesfin Araya Addis Ababa University, Department of Psychiatry, Addis Ababa, Ethiopia



Individual, domestic and organized violence affects people from individual to family, community and country at large. The world is witnessing more than ever, a growing trend in violence. There is no spot on our planet that is immune from the scourge of human aggression. Few studies in our country have addressed violence and its outcomes. Since family is the unit that forms the basis of a community and beyond, most recent papers published in Ethiopia have focused on intimate partner violence while some have looked beyond household aggression. Though, the studies have all appropriately suggested recommendations, there is still need for further work focused particularly on the root causes of aggression at individual, group and community levels. There is an important need to address the effects of trauma and study the means and ways these have been attended to with traditionally accepted coping mechanisms. The advisability of launching programs aimed at different levels that might mitigate the sequel of violence and lay a foundation for conflict resolution is timely.

Key words: Intimate Partner Violence, Gender based violence, Trauma, Refugee, Coping



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How to Cite

Araya, M. (2017). VIOLENCE AND ITS CONSEQUENCES REVISITED. Ethiopian Medical Journal, 55(3). Retrieved from



Systematic review