The Law on Domestic Violence Against Men in Cameroon: Addressing the Odd

Fon Fielding Forsuh


Talking of female-on-male domestic violence in the form of Intimate Partner Violence within matrimonial setting in Cameroon seems to be an odd because of the understanding of masculinity rooted in societal stereotype and patriarchal beliefs of men superiority over women. The principal reason among others discussed in this paper can be attributed to the reasons underlying the non- regulation of female-on-male domestic violence by the Cameroonian legal system. This paper does not refute the existence of domestic violence against women but demonstrate that men are also victims of same. In decrying the gender-specific legislations and approaches towards domestic violence against women, it has been proposed that Cameroon should adopt a non- gendered configuration on legal policy options towards domestic violence which would not be biased.

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ISSN: 2831-0039

Digital Object Identifier DOI: 10.21533/iuslawjournal

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