Hegemony of Men and Violence against Women During Pregnancy-Post Childbirth in Sigibiromaru and Donggala Regency, Central Sulawesi


The purpose of the study to analyzed the factors of hegemony in men was expressed in the relationship of husband and wife that affected the occurrence of violence during pregnancy-post childbirth. The study was conducted in Sunju, Sigibiromaru Regency and Tanjung Batu Village, Donggala Regency, Central Sulawesi. Samples were all married women of childbearing age who were pregnant, during childbirth, have experienced pregnancy and childbirth maximum of two years ago, and suffered violence at the time. Samples were as many as 94 respondents. Data collected through structured interviews, in-depth interviews, moderate participation observation, focus group discussions, and documentation. The results showed that the relationship of husband and wife were not balanced (unmet needs and desires of the husband, unwanted pregnancies by the husband, polygamous husband, and the husband had a grumpy character) as the cause of violence during pregnancy-post childbirth. The conclusion was that the violence of husband against wife during pregnancy-post childbirth because of hegemony of husband was the structure dominating husband to wife

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